Here is a picture of a positive rapid strep test, indicating that a child likely has an infection caused by the Group A Strep bacteria.
A Positive QuickVue Rapid Strep Test
Vincent Iannelli, MD
A positive strep test is not an absolute indication of a strep infection, as some people are strep carriers, in which the strep bacteria is growing in their body, but is not causing any symptoms. These children often always test positive for strep, even when they don't have classic strep symptoms