If you’re experiencing a sore throat or other symptoms of a possible infection it might be nothing of note and you could be back to normal in just a few days. But equally, it could be Strep A.
It’s important to know whether you have Group A Streptococcus (GAS) bacteria, commonly known as Strep A, as catching this bacterial infection early is crucial to prevent serious complications. Issues that can arise include pneumonia, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome and scarlet fever. A strep throat infection can also be very sore – though not always.
Fortunately, an at-home Strep A testing kit is a quick and easy way to get accurate results within minutes.