Anti-streptococcal antibody ASO

Infection with Group A beta-haemolytic Streptococcus (GAS) is followed by the production of specific antibodies against streptococcal exoenzymes which can be measured using commercial test systems.

The most important of these are anti-streptolysin O (ASO) and anti-deoxyribonuclease - B (ADB).

Sample is tested by virology staff and clinical advice is provided by microbiology staff.
Sample type and Volume required: 
10 ml serum
Turnaround time: 
8 days
Time limit for extra tests: 
1 year
South London Specialist Virology Centre
Results: 02032996155 Medical Advice: 02032996298
King's College Hospital
Cheyne Wing, 2nd Floor (opposite Liver ITU)
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

DX address: South London (PHL) Kings DX 6570200 Peckham 90SE
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015