Product features

  • Results in just 10 minutes
  • Easy to use at home
  • No need to send off for results

Product description

Quick and easy to use Strep A home test

If you have a sore throat, it's possible that you have an infection caused by Group A Streptococcus (GAS) bacteria. To treat this with antibiotics, it's important to identify the infection first. The Strep A home test kit is a quick and reliable way to test for the presence of Group A Streptococcus bacteria, also known as Strep A. This self-test only requires a throat swab and takes just 10 minutes to provide accurate results.

How does the Strep A self test work?

This self test uses a throat swab to collect a sample from the back of the throat. The sample is then tested for the presence of Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria, which can cause strep throat.

How accurate is the Strep A self test?

This test is accurate when performed correctly (please follow the instructions carefully). However, it's possible to get a false negative result with any test. If you're still experiencing symptoms of Strep A infection, please consult your doctor or call 111.

Features of Strep A rapid self test

  • Detects Strep A antigen, an indicator of a Strep A infection which can lead to conditions including: Pharyngitis, tonsillitis, impetigo and scarlet fever
  • No requirement to limit food or fluid intake prior to testing
  • Home testing - no need to send off for results
  • Requires only a throat swab
  • Test can be carried out at any time

If you would like more information about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of Strep A, read our Strep A advice article.

  • What's included

    • 1x test device
    • 1x desiccant pouch
    • 1x Extraction Tube
    • 1x sterile throat swab
    • 1x Buffer A and B
    • 1x Leaflet with instructions
  • Suitable for

    • Everyone
  • Warnings and cautions

    • Please read the information leaflet before use
    • Keep out of reach of children
    • Store in a cool dry place
    • The test is single-use only
    • Do not use after expiry date
    • For external use only
    • Do not tamper with test before use
    • Store between 4°C-30°C
    • If you are concerned about the symptoms you are experiencing, we recommend that you seek medical advice from your GP or one of our Pharmacists
    • If you have completed a self-test and are concerned about your results, we suggest that you talk to your GP or one of our Pharmacists for more advice
  • How to use

    1. Add 4 drops of buffer A and 4 drops of buffer B respectively into the extraction tube and fully mix. The colour of mixed liquid should become yellow.
    2. Place the specimen extraction swab into the tube. Swirl the swab for ten times. Leave the swab in the tube for one minute. Then remove the swab while squeezing the swab head against the inside of the extraction tube as you remove it to expunge as much liquid as possible from the swab. Discard the swab.
    3. Cap the tube and mix contents by gently swirling. The extraction specimen must be tested immediately.
    4. Remove the test cassette from its sealed pouch by tearing at the notch and place it on a clean, dry, level surface. Add 3 drops of mixed liquid specimen from the extraction tube to the sample well (with an arrow mark) of the test cassette by inverting and squeezing the tube as show.
    5. Wait for 10 minutes and read the results. Do not read results after 15 mins.
  • Delivery and returns

    Standard delivery

    • Free on orders over £35
    • £3.49 for orders up to £35
    • Delivered in 7-10 working days

    Express delivery

    • £4.99
    • Delivered Next Day if ordered before 8pm Monday to Friday
    • Delivered Monday if ordered after 8pm Friday - 12pm Sunday
    • Delivered Tuesday if ordered after 12pm on Sunday
    • Not available in the Channel Islands

    Evri ParcelShops

    Standard Parcel Shop Delivery

    • Free on orders over £35
    • £2.49 on orders up to £35
    • Delivered in 7-10 working days

    Express Parcel Shop Delivery

    • £3.99
    • Delivered Next Day if ordered before 8pm Monday - Friday
    • Delivered Monday if ordered after 8pm Friday – 12pm Sunday
    • Delivered Tuesday if ordered after 12pm on Sunday

    *Please note: If your order is not collected within 10 days of it arriving at your chosen Evri ParcelShop, the order will be returned to our warehouse. We will only be able to refund the order once we have received the item/s back.

    Pharmacy Medicines delivery

    Pharmacy Medicines will need to be signed for by someone aged 18 or over. If there isn't anyone in who can sign for your order, you can change your delivery date or redirect it to a local parcel shop using the courier's website or app.

    Unfortunately, your order can't be left in a safe place or with a neighbour. The courier will try to deliver three times before they return it to us.

    Purchasing in bulk/high unit volume

    Please note that when purchasing high unit volumes of single lines (10+ units) that delivery promotions are null and void.
    This is as a result of high volume orders not being able to be dispatched via our normal third party fulfilment.
    As a result for any excessive bulk orders of single lines we will be in touch regarding your order to discuss further delivery costs that will be incurred.

    Returns

    If you're not completely satisfied with your order, you can return it to us within 28 days
    Find out more about our returns policy click here