Strep A Test (RAPS) | Private Strep A Testing
Health officials are calling out to parents to be aware of Strep A, an infection that causes bacteria to colonise the throat and skin which in turn can result in a range of skin, soft tissue and respiratory tract infections. Many people can carry the infection without knowing about it but it can be easily spread to others who may become ill. Anyone can contract Strep A however it is more common in children than adults. When caught early it can be treated accordingly with antibiotics.
Book a GP appointment in any of our clinics nationwide for a Strep A test.
Is Strep A dangerous?
For most people Strep A is relatively harmless and symptoms can be managed with antibiotics. In some extreme cases it can cause a range of further complications that can be fatal.
- Sore throat or pain when swallowing
- High temperature
- Swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches or streaks of puss
- Swollen glands in the front of the neck
- Rash that feels like sandpaper
What should I do if my child is unwell?
If you think your child is exhibiting symptoms of strep A you should speak with a doctor as soon as possible. We have Strep A tests available in all of our clinics with same day appointments available.
How to book a Strep A test
Book a Strep A test in any of our clinics nationwide. Our Rapid Strep A test costs £94.40 + the price of the GP consultation.