Abingdon Simply Test announces the addition of a Strep A self-test to its product portfolio. Available on pre-order, the test will provide people with a convenient home self-testing solution for Group A Streptococcus infection (known as GAS or Strep A) at a time when Strep A and Scarlet Fever cases are unusually high.
Abingdon Simply Test provides own-brand, and Abingdon-assured third-party self-tests and exists to help people gain a better understanding of their personal health and wellbeing with accurate and rapid test results; allowing people to seek timely medical help or make appropriate lifestyle changes.
Strep A is a type of bacteria that causes mild infections, but more serious problems can develop which is called invasive Group A Streptococcus (iGAS) and is potentially life-threatening.
With Strep A currently being a significant issue across the UK, our rapid test offers a quick and convenient way to rule-in or rule-out infection. Our Strep A test is MHRA-approved for home-use.
Strep A can easily be treated with antibiotics once infection is confirmed. Generally, 24 hours after starting a course of antibiotics you are not contagious.1 Otherwise, without antibiotics people can remain contagious for 2-3 weeks after contracting the infection,2 posing a risk to the most vulnerable.
Tests is available to pre-order now, with deliveries expected to commence from 18th January.