Strep Throat

Strep Throat Testing Services

Los Angeles Strep Throat Testing

Every year over 600 million people become infected with Group A Streptococcus and suffer from strep throat. There is also a high incidence of unnecessary treatment with antibiotics in cases where there are strep-like symptoms that are not actually caused by strep bacteria. With accurate and reliable strep throat testing Los Angeles residents can get the proper care that they need. At Total Testing Solutions we utilize molecular hospital grade testing which is highly accurate for all of our Streptococcus testing.

Available Strep Throat Testing Options

Convenient Ways To Get A Strep Test

If you or a family member is dealing with the discomfort of strep symptoms, visit one of our Los Angeles Strep Throat Testing locations for easy testing.

Drive Thru Strep Throat Testing

With many full medical offices and urgent care settings, safe and quick testing is valuable and important for timely care. That’s why we offer a drive-thru option so you can limit contact and get back into the comfort of home. After visiting one of our locations for drive-thru strep throat testing Los Angeles residents can receive their results that same day, usually within hours.

We have drive-thru flu testing clinics located throughout the Los Angeles area:

  • East LA
  • Downtown LA
  • Ladera Heights
  • Century City
  • North Hollywood
  • Commerce
  • San Jose

Concierge At-Home Strep Throat Testing

Our at-home concierge service is a convenient option if you are not feeling well enough to drive or do not have an available vehicle. With the concierge service, a trained technician will come to your home dressed in PPE and perform the swab test outside. This option allows you to receive high-quality testing with only a quick trip out your front door.

Benefits of Strep Throat Testing

Getting tested for strep throat with an accurate and reliable method is extremely important. Strep Throat is caused by a bacteria rather than a virus (like Covid, influenza and RSV) so it has a different treatment. Because it can be so effectively treated with a simple course of antibiotics, confirming strep as the cause of your illness can ensure you receive the treatment that you need to feel better and get back to work, school, and life. At the same time, accurately confirming if what you’re experiencing is not strep is also crucial. When antibiotics are overused, our bodies can build up a resistance to them, making them much less effective when we really need them. If strep throat is not the cause of your symptoms, your doctor will know that antibiotics are unnecessary and a different treatment option can be used.

Strep Testing Procedure

What to expect during your strep test

Whether you choose the drive-thru or concierge at-home option, the test sample collection process is the same. First, a medical testing professional will use a specialized swab to take a sample from the back of your throat. This is a simple and painless process. The sample is then transferred to a sample cartridge and run through the testing equipment. Positive results can be seen in as soon as 18 minutes. If the results are negative, the full length of testing in the equipment is 24 minutes to confirm a negative result. You will receive your results shortly after.

What if my Strep Throat Test results are positive?

If you do test positive, you should start a course of antibiotics right away, which can quickly help your symptoms as well as make you less contagious. At Total Testing Solutions, we have a telehealth option where we can assist you with treatment if needed. You will also be able to share your results with your own doctor, and they should be able to prescribe antibiotics. Also importantly, if you test positive, you should avoid contact with other people as much as possible. Wash your hands frequently, and do not share drinks or utensils with anyone else.

Schedule your Strep Test with Total Testing Solutions Today

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Strep Throat Q & A

When and how will I receive my test results?

This test provides results in as little as 18 minutes. How you receive your results will depend on how your test was taken.

Is there an at-home test available?

Currently, there is no at-home PCR test available for strep.

What are the risks if strep throat goes untreated?

If strep throat is not treated in a timely manner, it can result in high fever, breathing issues, and rash or even serious complications like rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis.

Is there a strep throat vaccine?

A vaccine is available for a specific set of pneumococcal bacteria. However, it does not prevent every possible infection.

What are some common symptoms of strep throat?

Strep throat typically involves a sore throat, inflamed tonsils, headache, and swollen lymph nodes.

How can I help prevent strep throat infection?

The best ways to prevent strep throat are to wash your hands frequently and avoid sharing beverages or utensils.

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