Strep A

Andrew Shine tbiotech at indigo.ie
Thu Oct 30 05:02:28 EST 1997

> Rapid tests for strep A that I have found either don't bother to
> mention detectable limits or seem only to detect 1.5 x 10^5 organisms.
> This seems like a lot of bugs!!!!
> I cannot believe that a throat swab would pick up that many bugs!
> Does anyone know how many bugs would be needed to detect strep A by
> routine culture methods?
> And/or how many Strep A bugs would be considered to cause infection as I have been told that they are present in almost every throat in low
> numbers and in high numbers in 5 - 10% of asymptomatic patients!
> All literature searches and text-books have not been any use.
> Thanks
> Andrew
> PS. Prefer email response and NOSPAM!!!!!!!
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