Better Performances and Objective Interpretation of Results with ReaScan STREP A Rapid Test
A recent publication on the European Infectious Disease journal, highlights the extremely good performance of ReaScan® STREP A rapid test.European Infectious Disease - Volume 5 - Issue 2 - Summer 2011
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ReaScan® STREP A is a novel rapid test for Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus [GAS]), which is a common cause of curable tonsillitis and pharyngitis.
ReaScan Strep A is suitable for point-of-care testing for GAS with minimum training, and its performance is comparable to a standard laboratory method for GAS.
The test performance was compared with streptococcal culture and with a commercial antigen test in parallel throat swab samples. ReaScan Strep A test performed in good concordance with the culture, showing sensitivity 92.1 % and specificity 96.9 %, as well as positive predictive value (PPV) 85.4 % and negative predictive value (NPV) 98.4 %, with a prevalence of 16.5 %. The corresponding values for a commercial antigen test were somewhat lower; still, the difference was not statistically significant.
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Posted on October 18, 2011