Newcastle Laboratories

Antistreptolysin O Titre

Clinical Background:

Used to determine whether there has been a recent Group A Streptococcus infection, especially in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis and a recent h...

Used to determine whether there has been a recent Group A Streptococcus infection, especially in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis and a recent history of sore throat

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Microbiology

    Microbiology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Clotted blood - Gold SST

    Clotted blood - Gold SST

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Clotted blood

    Clotted blood

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    2 ml

    2 ml

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    1 ml

    1 ml

  • Special Requirement:

    Send to laboratory as quickly as possible. If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

    Send to laboratory as quickly as possible. If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

  • Sample Stability:

    Stable for up to 24 hours

    Stable for up to 24 hours

  • Transport Requirements:

    Standard

    Standard

  • Add On Test:

    Possible up to 5 days

    Possible up to 5 days

  • Quality Assurance:

    UK National External Quality Assurance Scheme (UKNEQAS)

    UK National External Quality Assurance Scheme (UKNEQAS)

  • Interpretation:

    <200 IU/ml regarded as normal in adults
    <200 IU/ml regarded as normal in adults
  • Factors Affecting Result:

    If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

    If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

Availability:

Performed daily during core hours

Turn Around:

5 days

Send To:

Department of Microbiology

Freeman Hospital
Freeman Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7DN

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