Ordering Studies/Tests: Exudative Tonsillitis


This page is dedicated to providing more information about how to consider which clinical studies/tests should be ordered for exudative tonsillitis.

Clinical appearance of exudative tonsillitis (source)
Clinical appearance of exudative tonsillitis. The tonsils are clearly enlarged and covered with a white exudate  (source)

There are a finite number of tests that can be ordered to investigate more about exudative pharyngitis. Some of these are listed below:

  • Rapid strep test
  • Monospot test
  • Throat bacterial cultures 
  • EBV viral titers


Page Updated: 12.01.2016