Strep Throat Lateral Flow Testing

Burlingame Location

Near SFO

1799 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

Generally a mild infection, strep throat can be very painful. Some of the common symptoms of strep throat include:

  • A sore throat can start rapidly
  • During swallowing, a lot of pain
  • Fever
  • Tonsils that are red and swollen, white patches and streaks of pus may appear as well
  • The roof of mouth may see tiny and red spots (petechiae)
  • Front of the neck with swollen lymph nodes

Symptoms other than these will include headache, stomach pain, nausea or vomiting specially in children. A rash alongside strep throat, when happens, is known as scarlet fever.

Strep Throat Testing Service

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that affects the back of the throat and tonsils, causing inflammation and swelling as well as a painful throat that makes swallowing difficult. The lymph nodes in your patient's neck may expand and become uncomfortable to the touch, and his or her throat and tonsils may acquire white or yellow spots or a coating.

In a quick strep test, a fast throat swab is performed. In minutes, the test may determine whether or not a group exists. The streptococcus bacteria cause strep throat and other ailments (including scarlet fever, abscesses, and pneumonia).

The rapid strep test is used to see if a patient's sore throat is caused by strep bacteria or other bacteria (mostly viruses) that don't need antibiotic treatment.

A health professional will advise the patient to tilt his head back and open his or her lips as wide as possible. To properly evaluate the mouth and throat, patient's tongue will be pressed down using a flat rod (tongue depressor). A clean, soft cotton swab will be gently rubbed around the back of the throat, around the tonsils, and any red or uncomfortable areas to get a sample.

Test results are usually available within 15 minutes. If the rapid strep test indicates that you have strep, your doctor will almost certainly prescribe antibiotics. TIB Pharmacy is here to get your strep tests done and start treating the bacterial infection before it causes vital damage to your body.

Burlingame Location(Near SFO) Strep Throat Molecular (NAAT) Testing Center

1799 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010