|Note! This is not a diagnosis. The calculations that are provided are estimates based on averages.|
The basis of Centor score was when an article was published in Medical Decision Making In 1981 by Dr. Robert Centor and associates. The main concept was to see if persons with sore throat had a group A streptococcus can be classified by the clinical findings or not.
The results showed that four variables predicted the positive culture. The fifth variable was introduced later on by Dr. Warren Mclsaac.
Centor criteria also known as strep throat criteria comprises of four measures which are:
Each of the variable gives +1 point and the fifth variable is the age that may give you -1,0 or +1 point.
Here are the points to each variable:
Probability of positive culture will be about 1-3 %
Probability of positive culture will be about 5-7 %
Probability of positive culture will be about 14-16%
Probability of positive culture will be about 28-35 %
Probability of positive culture will be about 51-53%
According to these results, the interpretation should be as follows:
Medical checkup is no doubt necessary but to save money and time online calculator is the best option. Our online calculator does not just put out results that are precisely accurate but it also saves time as after inserting the required information to the tool, you will get the results in seconds.
To use our calculator you need to just examine yourself and observe your condition like presence or absence of cough and some simple information like your current age.
After knowing the current condition, you just need to insert the information and the results will be generated. The results will not just show you the score but also the percentage of likelihood of strep and the required activity you need. As an example: if your centor score is 4 the calculator will show that your likelihood of strep is 51-53% and you need a rapid strep testing or culture test.