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Anti-Streptococcal Serology

Microbiology


Specimen

Blood sample (serum)

Specimen container

Gold top clotted (min 4ml)

Test Usage

ASO (Anti-Streptolysin O) and Anti-DNase B ( Anti-Streptodornase B) are tests used to diagnose recent streptococcal infection in post-streptococcal conditions, such as glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever.

Special Instructions

Please include full clinical details, including onset date (antibodies appear 1 week to 1 month after infection).

Availability

Local test

Processing Time

2 – 16 days (batched and run on alternate weeks)

(Key words: ASO, ASOT)

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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