Empowering appropriate antimicrobial use with rapid diagnostics.

The Consequences

Delays in the diagnosis of pharyngitis often lead physicians to prescribe empirically without definitively identifying cases caused by Group A Strep.1 This causes an overuse of antibiotics that leads to an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria.2 Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend in pediatric patients to treat only proven Group A Strep, and that clinical findings alone do not adequately allow physicians to distinguish Strep from non-Strep pharyngitis.3