Infectious Diseases - How to Detect Them with Rapid Tests?

Infectious Diseases - How to Detect Them with Rapid Tests?

Infectious diseases are a broad group of illnesses that are spread through close contact with humans, animals, surfaces or instruments that are infected with a virus or bacteria. Common infectious diseases include, for example strep A infection, tetanus, urinary tract infection, or HIV.

Although different infectious diseases require various treatment methods, in order to implement appropriate therapy, it is necessary to detect a certain type of infection. A reliable way to do it is to take a rapid test. How can rapid tests help to detect various infectious diseases?

Rapid Tests for Detecting Infectious Diseases

In the modern world, more and more services and products are available almost on demand - ranging from food services, through leisure to health services and products. In the world of immediate availability, the need to instantly diagnose certain conditions and diseases is high. It is especially required in the case of widespread infectious diseases. 

That is why rapid tests are inevitable in diagnosing illnesses such as strep A infection, urinary tract infection, tetanus, and others. Berkeleyhealth infectious diseases rapid tests are a quick, easy in use and reliable pre-diagnostic tool.

How to Detect Strep A with a Rapid Test

Strep A is a type of bacteria causing infections which are relatively easy to treat, but it causes unpleasant symptoms such as sore throat, dizziness, increased body temperature, rash, or swollen glands. When not treated, strep A infections may have serious health consequences, so it is vital to get an early diagnosis.

A rapid test can help in detecting a strep A infection. Berkeleyhealth Strep A Rapid Test is quick, as the results and available within 5 minutes, and easy to use, basing on detecting 

a ß-haemolytic streptococcus in the throat swab. Detailed instructions are attached to the test package, as well as available on YouTube in a video form.

How to Detect Tetanus with a Rapid Test

Tetanus is an acute infectious bacterial disease characterized by tonic spasm of voluntary muscles. Its symptoms include sudden muscle spasms, painful muscle stiffness, seizures, jaw cramping and others. Currently, there is no effective method of treatment for tetanus. Nevertheless, accurate therapy may significantly reduce its symptoms. Berkeleyhealth Tetanus Rapid Test

The best way to protect against tetanus is vaccination. However, the infection can be detected by a rapid test. Berkeleyhealth Tetanus Rapid Test is based on checking the level of the lgG against tetanus toxin in blood. The test is 94% accurate and the results are available within 5 minutes.

How to Detect HIV with a Rapid Test

HIV is a pathogen that attacks and suppresses the immune system by specifically affecting white blood cells. Without specific treatment, the virus weakens the patient's immune system to the point of inducing the development of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS.

Owing to modern antiretroviral treatment methods, HIV is not a life sentence - average life expectancy for people with HIV is about 70. Nevertheless, people with HIV are more prone to suffer from other diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, or dementia. That is why early HIV diagnosis is crucial for implementing appropriate and effective treatment. 

Berkeleyhealth HIV Rapid Test can be performed by anyone who has been, or suspects to have been, exposed to the virus. It is quick, discreet and more than 99% accurate.

How to Detect Urinary Tract Infection with a Rapid Test

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a collective term that describes any infection involving any part of the urinary tract, namely the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Urinary tract infections belong to the group of the most common infections in local primary care. Main symptoms of urinary tract infections include difficulties and pain in passing urine, bladder and stomach pains, pelvic pressure, or increased body temperature.

A good way to recognize a urinary tract infection before scheduling a doctor's appointment is to take a test. Berkeleyhealth Urinary Tract Infection Rapid Test based on detection of leukocytes, blood, nitrites and proteins in urine and can be performed by anyone who suffers from urinary tract related symptoms. The results are available within 5 minutes.