Throat serology screen




  • The preferred diagnostic method for acute sore throat is a bacterial throat swab for culture and sensitivity
  • This screen may be of value in culture negative prolonged sore throat
  • This screen comprises the following test:
  • See also:

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not normally required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Date of onset


Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Up to 8 days

Page last reviewed: 25/11/2013