Over the counter throat checker? Blood tests? in PANS / PANDAS (Lyme included) Posted February 9, 2010 · Report reply I am researching PANDAS. I found the flow chart for diagnosing.....I have a sore throat and my son's throat is scratchy when reading. For a week or so he has had tics after 11 months tic free...this weekend they exploded from a minor eyebrow strectch to full head tonight.....the minor tics have been at least a week (?)....and his attitude has gone south for about a week!!! Is it too late to check for strep in a throat culture? Do I need to do blood tests if I go the DR tomorrow? It appears that everyone in the house should be checked? Is there a way other than all of us going to the DR? I know nothing about Strep. I thought if you had it you end up with high fever and throat so sore you can't swallow??