Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
Separate serum from cells as soon as possible.
|Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL serum in a red top tube
Absolute Minimum: 0.4 mL serum in a red top tube
Heparinized plasma. Hemolyzed specimens.
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Within 24 hours upon receipt at reference laboratory
0-1 year: 0-200 IU/mL
2-12 years: 0-240 IU/mL
13 years and older: 0-330 IU/mL
Use of antistreptolysin O (ASO) for the diagnosis of acute group A
streptococcal infection is rarely indicated. False negative results
are common. Dnase B Antibody(LAB3020) is the recommended adjunct test
for patients with suspected non-purulent complications of Group A