Unit: 1 Box (50 Tests)
Regulatory Status: CLIA Waived / Professional Use Only
Contents: (50) Extraction Tubes, (50) Sterile Throat Swab, (50) Test Strips. (1) Positive Control, (1) Negative Control, (1) Package Insert, (1) Procedure Card, (1) Extraction Reagent
Determinations: Qualitative Group A Streptococcal (Strep A)
Storage Requirements: Room Temperature
Processing Time: 5 Minutes
The Accustrip® Strep A ValuePak Test Strips are lateral flow, one-step immunoassay for the rapid, qualitative detection of Group A Streptococcal antigen from throat swabs. Test used for clinical diagnosis of Group A Streptococcal infection and is intended for use in physician’s offices, hospitals, and clinical laboratories.
Group A streptococcus is one of the most significant human pathogens causing acute pharyngitis, tonsillitis, impetigo, and scarlet fever. It is very important to differentiate streptococcal infection from other etiologic agents (e.g., viral, mycoplasmal, or chlamydial) so that appropriate therapy may be initiated. Classical methods for identification require 18–48 hours culture time for throat swab specimens or other exudates to produce results showing bacitracin susceptible beta-hemolytic streptococci. Rapid diagnosis and timely treatment of group A streptococcal pharyngitis infections will reduce the severity of symptoms and further complications such as rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis.
- Rapid Strep A antigen test.
- Test results in 5 minutes.
- Dipstick format.
- Room temperature storage.
- High sensitivity and specificity