What is an ASO titer?
The ASO test is a blood test that checks the ASO, or Anti-Streptolysin O Antibody, titer level.
Why is an ASO titer important?
The ASO titer is a blood test that helps identify a streptococcal infection. ASO titer levels rise 1 week after an infection and peak 2-4 weeks later.
How reliable is an ASO titer?
The ASO titer is considered sensitive for most streptococcal infections (not streptococcal pyoderma). False-positive levels can occur in people with liver disease of when the serum accidentally gets contaminated by B. cereus or Pseudomonas.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This ASO Titer is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 6 business days or less.