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Old 03-14-2010
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Question Rapid strep test in pharyngitis

In pharyngitis , first step to do is Rapid strep test .... If its positive what should be the next step , and if negative what would be the next step ????
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Rapid Streptococcal Antigen Test is over 95% specific so when it's positive it's as strong as a positive culture. But when it's negative then we have to do culture.
Am I right
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Ofcourse u r right ....
If negative do culture + antibiotics
If positive only antibiotics
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