2 Convenient Locations

Oakhurst, NJ 07755

732-531-0100

Toms River, NJ 08753

732-255-2001

Strep Throat Tests

For a rapid strep test, the throat and tonsils are swabbed to collect bacteria from the infected area for testing. The bacteria are analyzed to see whether strep bacteria are causing the sore throat.

A good sample of throat secretions is needed to make sure the test is accurate. A person must remain very still during the procedure so that the doctor is able to collect enough secretions for an accurate test.

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