Perform Rapid Strep Test

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  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Pharyngitis is a contagious disease that spreads among the persons rapidly and uncontrollably. It can be either viral or bacterial. Bacteria like streptococcus cause pharyngitis, which can be easily diagnosed by a test called a rapid strep test. The rapid strep test is a diagnostic rapid antigen test used to detect whether Group A Streptococcus is present in the throat of a patient, aiding in the diagnosis of bacterial pharyngitis, commonly known as strep throat.


Several types of rapid strep tests are available, each with their types of equipment and testing procedures. By design, each one of them is engineered to detect the presence of Group A Streptococcus-specific antigens on a throat swab taken from the back of the patient’s throat. The test is quick and within minutes can determine if a patient has Group A Streptococcus. A positive result can help the physician determine the best course of treatment, including prescribing antibiotics or ordering further testing.

Therefore knowledge of how the test is done, what will the test detect, precautions to be taken while performing the test is very important for any clinician or lab technicians who use these tests in their daily practice.

This simulation course describes correct pre-procedure techniques, how to identify the key anatomical structures comprising the pharynx and tonsillar region, how to identify the signs of streptococcus, methods for collecting and processing a throat swab, methods for interpreting test results, correct documentation and post-procedure requirements.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Correct pre-procedure techniques
  • To identify the key anatomical structures comprising the pharynx and tonsillar region
  • How to identify the signs of streptococcus
  • Methods for collecting and processing a throat swab
  • Methods for interpreting test results
  • Correct documentation and post-procedure requirements

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