|Includes:||ASO Screen, titered if positive|
|Available:||Mon - Fri, first shift only|
|Container:||Red top tube or 2 serum separator microtainers|
|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.|
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