Performance and Practicality of a Rapid Molecular Test for the Diagnosis of Strep A Pharyngitis in a Remote Australian Setting

Janessa L. Pickering, Dylan D. Barth, Asha C. Bowen

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    Abstract

    Over 5 days, 120 schoolchildren from two schools in the remote Kimberley region of Australia were screened for Strep A pharyngitis. Molecular point-of-care testing identified Strep A pharyngitis in 13/18 (72.2%) symptomatic children. The portability and feasibility of molecular point-of-care testing was highly practical for remote settings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2530-2532
    Number of pages3
    JournalThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    Volume103
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2020

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