StrepAStick One Step Test # R-6010
One-Step Test for Direct Determination of Group A Streptococcus
Among the beta-hemolytic streptococci causing infections in humans, the A, B, C and G groups figure most prominently. Group A streptococci continue to be a focus of interest not only because of their causal role in acute streptococcal pharyngitis and other pyogenic infections but also because of their association with post streptococcal sequelae, specifically acute rheumatic fever and acute glomerulonephritis. In order to properly treat the disease using antibiotic therapy, it is important to use an accurate diagnostic method to identify the pathologic agent. For the screening of group A streptococcal infection several methods are currently used including susceptibility of the organism to a bacitracin disc placed on a sheep blood agar plate, latex agglutination and enzyme immunoassay.
The One Step StrepAStick (Throat Swab) Assay is a rapid test to qualitatively detect the presence of Strep A antigen in throat swab specimens, providing results within 5 minutes. The test utilizes antibodies specific for whole cell Lancefield Group A Streptococcus to selectively detect Strep A antigen in a throat swab specimen.
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