Evaluation of the IND One Step Strep A Rapid Test vs. Culture
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01491776
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2012 by IND Diagnostic Inc.. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the ability of the IND One Step Strep A test to accurately test a throat swab specimen from a symptomatic patient for the presence or absence of Group A Streptococcus (Strep A) when compared to culture.
Condition or disease
Group A Streptococcus is a principal cause of respiratory infections such as tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and scarlet fever. Since pharyngitis can lead to rheumatic fever or acute glomerulonephritis, it is important to differentiate streptococcal pharyngitis from viral disease during early stages of infection. The Strep A Rapid Test is a simple and rapid test which can detect Group A Streptococcal antigen directly from throat swabs allowing physicians to make a rapid diagnosis and to administer therapy immediately. The IND Diagnostic Inc. Strep A Rapid Test is a lateral flow immunoassay utilizing colloidal gold reagents labeled with Strep A antibody. The test detects either viable or nonviable organisms directly from throat swabs within 10 minutes.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
3 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Male and female subjects, 3 years of age or older, exhibiting symptoms consistent with Strep A infection.
Male and Female subjects three (3) years of age or older
Patients exhibiting at least 3 of the following symptoms:
swollen lymph nodes in the neck
redness of the throat and tonsils
white or yellow patches on the tonsils
Must be able to collect 2 throat swab samples from patient
Patients currently undergoing antibiotic treatment will be excluded from study