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Diagnostic Tests for Strep throat

Diagnostic Test list for Strep throat:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Strep throat includes:

  • Throat swab
  • Rapid strep test (10-20 minutes)
  • Throat swab culture

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Strep throat causes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Strep throat:

Throat is swabbed for culture or for a rapid strep test (10-20 minutes) which can be done in the doctor's office. If the rapid test is negative, a follow-up culture (which takes 24-48 hrs.) may be performed. A negative culture suggests a viral infection, in which case antibiotic treatment should be withheld or discontinued. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Strep throat:

The following list of conditions have 'Strep throat' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Strep throat:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Strep throat' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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