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Fever, sore throat, tummy ache . . . Where should I go to get my child a throat test?
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Dr. Mark Patterson
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In brief: Primary care doctor
A child with a fever, sore throat, and abdominal pain makes one think that they may have strep throat.
Most primary care doctors can do a rapid strep test in the office to see if strep is actually the cause. It is important to treat strep to avoid potential complications.

In brief: Primary care doctor
A child with a fever, sore throat, and abdominal pain makes one think that they may have strep throat.
Most primary care doctors can do a rapid strep test in the office to see if strep is actually the cause. It is important to treat strep to avoid potential complications.
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Martin Raff
Many doctors may rely on their clinical impression for the presence of Step throat even when the rapid Strep test is negative.
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