Strep A (Streptococcus pyogenes) Molecular Testing
The Genesis Labs Streptococcus Group A (Streptococcus pyogenes) Molecular Test is a singleplexed, isothermal nucleic acid amplification assay for the detection of group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus pyogenes. Streptococcus group A contributes to 20 percent of infections of tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and scarlet fever and causes impetigo (pyoderma)1. It is typical of young children with prevalence in schools, nursing homes, and hospitals as well(2-3). The Genesis Labs Streptococcus Group A (Streptococcus pyogenes) Molecular Test both replaces low sensitivity Group A Streptococcus (GAS) rapid antigen detection tests and provides the recommended and needed backup testing to pediatric antigen results. The complications associated with Streptococcus Group A in the pediatric community make the Genesis Labs Streptococcus Group A Molecular Test a perfect frontline and confirmatory physician aid.