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Positive rapid strep test errors

Premium Questions

Dr.  Pradeep Kumar MD

throat. Rapid strep test gave a "faint positive line" so the doctor also cultured it and prescribed antibiotic . Does a faint positive line mean positive? or negative? I am just... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Pradeep Kumar ( Pediatrician)
Dr. Eni MD

not wait, so after two days I went to get a rapid strep test at a different clinic. It came back negative, but after an hour they called me, and said there was a faint positive line. I started... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Eni ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Sumit Bhatti MD

is should I take a quick strep test to see if it's strep A caused (vs viral) and if I take antibiotics ...I seem to have tonsilitis which began with laryngitis two days before I got a positive... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Sumit Bhatti ( ENT Specialist)
Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani MD

Hello. My husband took my 10yo daughter to doctor today - she has fever (over 101), very sore throat , head ache. Rapid strep test for Strep A came back negative. Dr. still prescribed her... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Sumit Bhatti MD

I went to see a doctor yesterday because I thought I may have strep throat . The rapid strep test came back negative. However, My tonsils ans throat are extremely sore, it is very hard to... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Sumit Bhatti ( ENT Specialist)

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Dr.  Geoffrey Ward MD

have strep . But these patches are farther back and lower on the tonsils than when I have strep. My rapid strep text came back negative. What do I have? ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Geoffrey Ward ( Dentist)
Dr.  Eric Goldstein MD

I am a nurse practitioner at an urgent care . I patient was seen here a few days ago with sore throat. Rapid strep test was neg. Throat culture was collected to confirm no strep bacteria.... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Eric Goldstein ( Pediatrician)
Dr.    Muhammad Hanif MD

Both of my children are positive for strep throat. I waited three days and went to have a rapid ... and the rapid strep test came back negative but they send it away for a culture.... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Muhammad Hanif ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal MD

My 3 year old daughter had a rapid strep test come back positive but a throat culture was negative ... daughter has had several positive strep tests and has been on... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal ( Pediatrician)
Dr. Hariom Sharma MD

Is a staph infection in your throat contagious? My daughter was tested for strep Sunday and placed on amoxicillin when the rapid strep test came back negative. Today, they changed her antibiotic... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Hariom Sharma ( ENT Specialist)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Rovena Murati MD

Hello! It seems to be tonsillitis probably caused from Streptoccocus. You should consult a physician and get examined.He can run a rapid strep test to his office to confirm the diagnosis.You should...

Dr.    Dariush Saghafi MD

You don't know? Well, that makes 2 of us! LOL! The only way either you or I could possibly know is if you get your throat swabbed and culture sent for analysis. So, I think it's to your advantage (as well as your friends...

Dr.   Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh MD

White spots on tonsils w/ a sore throat with or without fever can mean infection. Usually w/ strep throat there is a fever, but not always. I recommend a throat swab for culture (and rapid strep...