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.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
|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|
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