Lab Test : ASO Titer

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Alternate:N/A
Includes:ASO Screen, titered if positive
Department:Immunology-Serology
Phone:(937) 641-3369
SQ Code:ASOQ
Available:Mon - Fri, first shift only
Turnaround:24 hours
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red top tube or 2 serum separator microtainers
Temperature:N/A
Rejection:Gross hemolysis or gross lipemia.
Normal:< 200 IU/mL
Uses:Quantitative determination of anti-streptolysin O in serum. Documents exposure to and aids in the diagnosis of Group A Streptococcal infections. Increased titers may be associated with ankylosing spondylitis, scarlet fever, tonsilitis, and glomerulonephritis. Extremely low titers may be observed in nephrotic syndrome and antibody deficiency syndromes.
Limitations:Very lipemic serum can cause nonspecific reactions.
Method:Latex agglutination
 

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