Evaluation of a two-minute strep A direct swab test (SADST) on patients with pharyngitis at a primary care clinic.

Abstract

A two-minute strep A direct swab test (SADST) was used to detect the presence of Lancefield group A streptococci (GAS) from the throats of 207 patients with pharyngitis at a primary-care clinic. The results were compared with a standard culture method. Fifty-one specimens were positive and 156 specimens were negative for GAS by culture. The SADST had a… (More)

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