Today, watch Caitlin Syrews – West Virginia Junior College’s Clinical Medical Assistant Program Director, and McKenzie Wright – a current Clinical Medical Assistant student, demonstrate how to perform a rapid strep test.
A rapid strep test is known to be CLIA-waived. The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments regulate laboratory testing and require clinical laboratories to be certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services before accepting human samples for diagnostic testing. Therefore, making these tests simple tests with a low risk for an incorrect result. This demonstration will inform you what to expect when receiving a strep test exam, how to perform, and read the results. Enjoy!