Rapid strep test
The test is considered normal if Group A streptococcus is not present.
What abnormal results mean
An abnormal result means Group A streptococcus is present, and confirms strep throat.
Review Date: 05/09/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.