How Long From Exposure Does Strep Throat Symptoms Appear?

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Definition

A streptococcal screen is a test to detect group A streptococcus, the most common cause of strep throat.


Alternative Names

Rapid strep test


How the test is performed

The test requires a throat swab. It takes about 7 minutes. The swab is tested to identify group A streptococcus.


How to prepare for the test

There is no special preparation. Inform the health care provider if you are taking, or have recently taken, antibiotics.


How the test will feel

Your throat will be swabbed in the area of the...

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