At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To determine if your sore throat is "strep throat" that is caused by group A streptococcus (GAS) bacteria
When to Get Tested?
When you have a sore throat that starts quickly and lasts more than a week and/or other symptoms such as a fever of 101° F or higher, or reddened throat and/or tonsils with white or yellow patches or streaks
A swab rubbed against the back of your throat and tonsils
Test Preparation Needed?