If you are having discomfort in your throat and you don not think it is the result of post nail drip or other minor factors, you may benefit from having a rapid strep test done. the cause of a sore throat could be due to a bacterial infection.

How is The Test Done?

First, the throat and tonsils are swabbed to collect any bacteria from the area for testing. The sample is then analyzed to see whether bacteria present is causing the sore throat and discomfort. In order to get accurate results, the patient must remain very still during the procedure so that the doctor is able to collect enough throat and tonsil secretions for an accurate screening.

The Results

Results of this type of strep test are available in just five minutes, Hence the name “rapid” strep test. This can be helpful for the patient because once they get a result they can then be treated as necessary with antibiotics and other treatments to prevent them from being contagious to others.

If you are experiencing a sore throat that continues to persist and is causing you a lot of discomfort, contact Ultra Med Today for more information. For the greater Skokie and Evanston areas, we offer all kinds of rapid and accurate testing for a variety of illnesses and conditions to help get you answers and treatment as soon as possible.