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Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Strep Screen

Word! Strep Screen

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Strep Screen

(En español: Prueba de estreptococos)

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If you've ever gone to the doctor with a really sore throat, you may have had a strep screen. First, the doctor touches the back of your throat with a cotton swab. Next, the swab is tested for the germ that causes strep throat. This is a quick test and your doctor can tell you in minutes if you have strep throat. If you do, the doctor will give you a prescription for an antibiotic, which will help you get better. Before you know it, that frog will be out of your throat!