A 53-year-old female asked:
Im being treated for a throat infection but my doctor never did a culture, said it was cheaper to just treat it, is this the usual way of doing it?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Urgent Care 28 years experience
If classic: There are classic history and examination findings for Group A strep infection. I normally send a culture to document the presence of infection, which helps for counting number in consideration of future tonsillectomy, it is also helpful if you are the family physician, and a household member develops the same symptoms. And yes I have bypassed it for patient without insurance to keep their bill lo.
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