Rapid Strep Test
Sore throats are a common symptom for a number of illnesses such as the common cold. Yet sometimes a sore throat can be attributed to a bacterial infection caused by Group A Streptococcus. This bacterium causes an infection in the back of the throat and tonsils commonly known as strep throat. Springfield Urgent Care offers a rapid test to diagnose strep throat quickly and get you treatment.
Testing for Strep Throat
The test is conducted by swabbing the throat to obtain a culture for testing to see if streptococcus bacteria is present. Results are obtained quickly, often within 20 minutes.
Treating Strep Throat
If you have tested positive for strep throat, Our provider will then prescribe an antibiotic which can help you feel better within a few days. Please inform our provider if you have any known allergies to a particular antibiotic. In addition to an antibiotic, patients with strep or other throat ailments should try simple self-care practices such as gargling with warm salt water, taking over the counter ibuprofen and using throat lozenges.
If you think you may have strep throat, stop into one of our Springfield Urgent Care locations today to get your rapid strep test.