BIONEXIA® Strep A panel

Rapid on-site detection of Group A Streptococcus infection

Choose the format you prefer: convenient cassette format (BIONEXIA® Strep A plus) or basic strip format (BIONEXIA® Strep A dipstick).

  • Easy-to-perform assays
  • Only 5 minutes needed for a reliable result at the point of care
  • Cost-effective solution
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Group A Streptococcus is a bacterium commonly found in the throat causing illnesses such as tonsillitis and pharyngitis. Most cases of acute sore throat are of viral origin and require only symptomatic treatment. However, a patient with « Strep throat » should be treated with antibiotics. Rapid diagnostic tests performed at point-of-care locations are widely used and recommended.1,2

Our rapid Strep A tests, BIONEXIA® Strep A plus and BIONEXIA® Strep A dipstick, allow the patient to be tested and treated immediately. They help clinicians reduce the risk of severe post-streptococcal complications, minimize the spread of infection and prescribe antibiotics only when necessary.
 

Convenient assays for quick results

The BIONEXIA® Strep A plus and BIONEXIA® Strep A dipstick assays are both extremely easy to use and can be rapidly performed at point of care and lab sites to confirm whether the infection is due to Streptococcus A:

  • Short time to result: once the extracted sample is placed into the BIONEXIA Strep A test, the result is available in just 5 minutes, enabling immediate decision-making
  • Limited lab skills required: can be easily performed by all (clinicians, nurses, lab professionals…)
  • Only 4 simple pre-treatment steps
  • Quick User Guide printed on the box

Convenient and cost-effective solution:

  • All-inclusive kit: all components necessary to perform the test included
  • Workstation provided
  • Room temperature storage
  • Long shelf life

Easy-to-read results:

BIONEXIA® Strep A plus
Cassette format
  BIONEXIA® Strep A dipstick
Strip format
 

Positive results are indicated by 2 lines: one in the control region (C) and the other in the test region (T).For convenience the result remains stable for an additional 5 minutes.

 

Positive results are indicated by 2 lines: one in the control region (C) and the other in the test region (T).For convenience the result remains stable for an additional 5 minutes.

 

Appropriate antibiotic prescription

Determining the cause of a sore throat is important to prescribe appropriate treatment. Up to 70% of patients receive antibiotics for their sore throat, even though less than 30% actually have Strep throat3.

With the BIONEXIA® Strep A tests, a simple swab from the back of the throat is all that is needed for a clear, immediate answer. You don’t need to wait for laboratory confirmation of bacterial pharyngitis to initiate antibiotic therapy when it is required.

Rapid, accurate diagnosis of Strep A infection can help prescribe antibiotic treatment only when necessary, thus helping to reduce the spread of bacterial resistance.

References:

  1. Pelucci, C., Grigoryan, L., Galeone, C. Guideline for the management of acute sore throat. ESCMID Sore Throat Guideline Group. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012;18:1-27
  2. Edwards, E.A., Phillips, I.A., and Suiter, W.C. Diagnosis of group A streptococcal infections directly from throat secretions, J Clin Microbiol. 1982;15:481-483 
  3. Tanz et al. Performance of a Rapid Antigen-Detection Test and Throat Culture in Community Pediatric Offices: Implications for Management of Pharyngitis. Pediatrics 2009;123;437.
  BIONEXIA® Strep A plus BIONEXIA® Strep A dipstick
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Test format Cassette

Strip / Dipstick

Content of the kit - 25 test cassettes in individually sealed pouches
- Reagents necessary to perform the assay: R1 & R2
- 25 sterile throat swabs
- 25 sterile tongue depressors
- 25 extraction tubes with dropper caps
- 1 positive and 1 negative control
- 1 reagent holder / workstation
- 1 quick user guide printed on the box
- 1 package insert
- 25 test strips in individually sealed pouches
- Reagents necessary to perform the assay: R1 & R2
- 25 sterile throat swabs
- 25 sterile tongue depressors
- 25 extraction tubes
- 1 positive and 1 negative control
- 1 reagent holder / workstation
- 1 quick user guide printed on the box
- 1 package insert 
Sample type Throat swabs Throat swabs
Sensitivity 94% [88%-98%] 97% [91%-99%]
Specificity 98% [96%-99%] 95% [92%-97%]
Near-patient testing 100% correlation with expected results 99.63% correlation with expected results
Time to result 5 minutes The test result is stable for an additional 5 minutes 5 minutes The test result is stable for an additional 5 minutes
Sample volume 3 drops of sample extract  
Storage temperature 2 – 30°C 2 – 30°C
Shelf life 24 months from date of manufacturing 24 months from date of manufacturing

Kits are for professional use as part of medical consultations and in laboratories.
Consult your local bioMérieux representative for product availability in your country.

Related Publications

Plainvert C, et al. In vitro evaluation and comparison of 5 rapid antigen detection tests for the diagnosis of beta-hemolytic group A streptococcal pharyngitis. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Oct; 83(2):105-11. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.06.012. Epub 2015 Jun 23.

Plainvert C, Touak G, Dmytruk N, Poyart C. In vitro evaluation and comparison of 3 rapid diagnostic tests for the detection of beta-hemolytic Group A Streptococcus.
Poster presented at the 33rd RICAI congress (Réunion interdisciplinaire de chimiothérapie anti-infectieuse), Paris, November 2013.

Guidelines

2012 ESCMID guideline for the management of acute sore throat (Guidelines for EU)

Useful Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease

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