The Areta Strep A Rapid Test Strip is a qualitative, lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of Strep A ohydrate antigen in a throat swab. In this test, an antibody specific to Strep A ohydrate antigen is coated on the test line region of the strip. During testing, the extracted throat swab specimen reacts with an antibody to Strep A that is coated onto particles. The mixture migrates up the membrane to react with the antibody to Strep A on the membrane and generates a red line in the test region. The presence of this red line in the test region indicates a positive result, while its absence indicates a negative result. To serve as a pedural control, a red line will always appear in the control region if the test has been performed properly. If a red control line does not appear, the test result is not valid.
Note, this product is for the professional in vitro diagnostic use only.
Finds group A streptococcal antigens to diagnose pharyngitis and strep throat
Includes positive and negative control samples to help interpret result
Easy to read colored band results
Specificity: 98.4%, Sensitivity: 95.0%
25 tests in a kit
Test results takes 12 -15 minutes
Individually wrapped test