Request a Strep Test at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point
A strep test is a simple and common procedure that can detect the presence of streptococcal bacteria. There are several different tests, including rapid antigen tests and throat cultures, that can be used to confirm (or rule out) a strep throat diagnosis. At UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point, we perform in-office throat cultures for patients who are experiencing the symptoms of a Strep A infection.
Strep throat often comes on quickly and the symptoms can be intense. However, symptoms can also be caused by other conditions, such as viral infections, and properly identifying their cause helps physicians recommend the most appropriate forms of treatment. At UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point, we waste no time addressing our patients’ concerns, offering fast and accurate strep tests with and without appointments.
The strep test procedure offered at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care is:
- Quick and painless, with no preparation required
- More accurate than the rapid strep testing offered at most other doctors’ offices
- Processed by our experienced medical professionals and reviewed by a UHealth pathologist as well as an on-site physician
If a patient’s strep test indicates the presence of streptococcal bacteria, our team can then provide comprehensive, individualized recommendations for treatment. This often includes antibiotics to fight the infection and other medications to help alleviate the intensity of a patient’s symptoms. Alternative treatments can be recommended if the patient’s strep test comes back negative, indicating a different type of infection or illness as the underlying cause.
To receive a clinical strep test at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point, just stop by when you’re ready to see a physician. We can conduct your strep A throat culture and provide you with individualized treatment recommendations from 8 a.m. to 8p.m., Sunday through Saturday.