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A throat swab culture, or throat culture, is a test commonly used to diagnose bacterial infections in the throat. These infections can include strep throat, pneumonia, tonsillitis, whooping cough, and meningitis. The purpose of a throat swab cultu...
A streptococcal screen, also called a rapid streptococcus screening test or rapid strep screen, is a test that determines if you have a type of bacteria called "group A streptococcus" in your throat. This bacterium causes an infection called strep...
A complete blood count, or CBC, is an easy and very common test that screens for certain disorders that can affect your health. A CBC measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infe...