Strep A Self-Test
Wondfo Strep A Self-Test is used for the rapid detection of the group A streptococcal (Strep A) infection at home using an easy-to-use throat swab.
- Support the detection of Strep A
- Test quickly and conveniently
- Results in minutes from a simple testing method
Pack Size: 1 Test
Product code: W039P0001
Identify Strep A infection to help prevent the spread. Protect yourself and your loved ones.
What is detected?
The test detects the group A streptococcal antigen from a throat swab specimen.
Simple To Use
Each pack contains instructions on when and how to test, all in the convenience of your own home.
The test is CE marked, registered with the UK’s MHRA and has passed our 10-point check.
Strep A Self-Test
Wondfo Strep A Self-Test is a rapid lateral flow test used for the qualitative detection of the group A streptococcal antigen from a throat swab specimen. In some regards this is a ‘Strep A Antigen Test’.
The test is ideal for screening for Strep A, a type of bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the throat, that generally causes mild infections such as sore throat or impetigo. On rare occasions the bacteria can cause more invasive infections known as iGAS infections.
During Strep A outbreaks and increased incidences of iGAS, being vigilant and screening for the bacteria helps identify cases and contain the spread.
Older people, young children and the immunocompromised are most vulnerable to developing the more serious and potentially life threatening iGAS.
Strep A can cause flu-like symptoms, a sore throat, nausea, and vomiting (see full list of symptoms below) which are very similar to other conditions. While Strep A is a problem it is advisable to test and rule-in or rule-out the infection if you have any of the symptoms.
Strep A can easily be treated with antibiotics. However, a course of antibiotics can’t start until Strep A infection has been confirmed. Generally, you are no longer contagious 24 hours after taking antibiotics. In the absence of antibiotic treatment individuals can remain contagious for 2-3 weeks after contracting the infection. This self-test is easy to use, and except for a tongue depressor all components needed to perform the test are supplied within the kit. Results are provided in a few minutes and a throat swab.
Seek medical help immediately following a positive result or if you have any concerns about group A streptococcal infection. If you get a negative result, and Strep A symptoms remain/worsen or, you are concerned, contact your doctor
The kits are manufactured under an internationally recognised quality management system, ISO 13485.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Test for Strep A at Home?
Identify Strep A infection conveniently and quickly in the comfort of your own home. With your test results you can act accordingly. If positive you can contact your doctor with information that will assist with treatment decisions. If negative, and there’s no continuation of symptoms and/or your condition doesn’t worsen, you can return to normal life once you feel better.
When Should I Test?
The test should be performed following the onset of any recognised Strep A symptoms, such as a sore throat or inflamed tonsils. See a full list of symptoms below.
POSITIVE: If two lines appear, the test (T) line and the control (C) line, the result is positive. It indicates that you are likely to be in a stage of Strep A infection and should seek medical help immediately.
NEGATIVE: If only the control (C) line appears and no colour appears at the test (T) line i the result is negative. If you obtain a negative result, and continue to exhibit Strep A symptoms, or you are concerned, contact your doctor or seek medical assistance immediately.
Test results must be read within 15 minutes of performing a test. Do not consider results after 15 minutes.
If My Test is Negative Does That Mean I’m Not Infected?
While a negative test result means that you are probably not infected, there is the possibility that the level of Strep A present at the time of testing was below the limit of detection of the test. This is known as a false negative result. If symptoms persist or worsen, test again and if you are at all concerned you should consult a doctor immediately.
- 1 x Test Device
- 1 x Sterile Throat Swab
- 1 x Dropper
- 2 x Solution Bottles
- 1 x Instructions For Use
Item Not Provided But Required
Strep A Symptoms
Group A streptococci (GAS) are bacteria that many of us carry in our throats and on our skin. Common symptoms of group A streptococcal (strep A) include:
- Flu-like symptoms, such as a high temperature, swollen glands, or an aching body
- Severe muscle aches
Strep A causes infections in the skin, soft tissue, and respiratory tract such as:
- Sore throat (strep throat or tonsillitis)
- A rash that feels rough, like sandpaper (scarlet fever)
- Scabs and sores (impetigo)
- Pain and swelling (cellulitis)
About Strep A
Most GAS infections are relatively mild illnesses, such as strep throat and impetigo. In older adults, young children or immunocompromised people, the bacteria can sometimes enter the bloodstream and cause a more serious illness known as invasive Group A streptococcus, or iGAS.
Streptococcal bacteria is contagious. The bacteria can spread through droplets, when someone with the infection coughs or sneezes, or through shared food or drinks.