Expected rise in Strep A cases as schools and daycare centers resume
As the fall season sets in and schools and daycare centers reopen, healthcare professionals should prepare to face the increased prevalence of Strep A infections especially among children. The incidence of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis usually peaks during winter months and early spring in Europe.
During 2022/2023 season many European countries faced elevated prevalence of invasive form of GAS (iGAS) associated with deaths. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) stated that reducing the transmission of GAS will also help to reduce the risk of severe iGAS infections. GAS pharyngitis is diagnosed by rapid antigen detection test and/or bacterial culture and is treated with antibiotics and supportive care. In response to this seasonal challenge, QuikRead go® Strep A test stands as your reliable partner in early GAS detection and drives evidence-based treatment in point of care environment.
Empower your practice with fast and accurate Strep A diagnostics
QuikRead go Strep A provides you with
- Fast diagnosis: With results within few minutes, QuikRead go Strep A test aids in the rapid diagnosis of Strep A cases, allowing timely treatment and reducing transmission.
- Accuracy: Providing instrument-read qualitative results during consultation, and thus helps reliably to identify those patients who need treatment with antibiotics.
- Streamlined workflow: QuikRead go Strep A simplifies the diagnostic process enabling efficient patient management and provides various connectivity options for improved traceability.
Prepare your healthcare facility now to be ready for the expected rise in Strep A cases with the fast and traceable QuikRead go Strep A test.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Increase in Invasive Group A streptococcal infections among children in Europe, including fatalities. News release. 12.12.2022.