QuickVue+ Strep A Test



Strep A


The QuickVue+ Strep A Test detects group A streptococcal antigen directly from throat swabs and beta-hemolytic colonies on blood agar plates.

Group A Streptococcus is the most significant cause of pharyngitis. Early diagnosis and treatment of Group A Streptococcal pharyngitis has been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms and serious complications such as rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis. Conventional culture methods require 24 to 48 hours for results.

Feature Benefit
Results in 5-10 minutes Test and treat in the same office visit
Two reagents Fewer steps, easy to perform, requires minimal training
Two-color plus/minus result Popular endpoint for easy to read and interpret strep test results
Pictorial Procedure Card Clear and simple illustrations to guide the rapid strep A test procedure
All components included in kit Ready to use, no need for additional equipment
Internal controls included Provides verification of test strip functional integrity, increasing confidence in results
External controls included Facilitates internal laboratory quality control
Room temperature storage No refrigerator space needed. No need to wait for reagents to warm up.
Rapid strep A tests can be run immediately as needed.
Sample type Throat swab
Time to results 5-10 minutes
Kit storage conditions Room temperature (15°C to 30°C/59°F to 86°F)
Internal Controls Positive and negative
External Controls Positive and negative included in the kit
Overall accuracy* 98% agreement to SBA culture
Shelf life 18 months from date of manufacture
CLIA complexity Moderate
*Refer to Package Insert for additional performance claims.

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