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About Anti Streptolysin O (ASO) Rapid test

Anti Streptolysin O (ASO) Rapid test

₹650 ₹400

Know more about Anti Streptolysin O (ASO) Rapid test

Anti Streptolysin O (ASO) Rapid test examines bacterial or strep infection in your body. Strep infection leads to a throat infection.The test basically checks the amount of antibodies produced in respose to streptolysin which is a toxin. also it detects if you are suffering from kidney disease named Glomerulonephritis.

The test depends on the type of symptoms of strep infection suffering by the patient:

1. Glomerulonephritis symptoms:

 blood in urine

joint pain

rash

swelling

high blood pressure

2. Rheumatic fever symptoms:

skin rash

fever

swelling and pain in joints

shortness of breath

3. Bacterial endocarditis symptoms:

fever and chills

night sweating

fatigue

chest pain

joint and muscle pain

Group-A Streptococcus bacteria produce the toxin Streptolysin in the body. Due to which you are infected with Strep throat. 

In a few people, it is difficult to determine if it is Strep throat because symptoms are not visible in those cases. Thus it leads to post-streptococcal complications. 

In another instance, it is also noticed that strep infection is caused due to illness through the previous infection that was not cured completely.

You are advised to fast for 6 hours before going in for the blood test.

Doctor treats the bacterial or strep infection with antibiotics and adviced a change in your diet. 

Test Method 1: A blood sample will be collected from a vein of your arm.

Report available: The turn around time for this test is around 24 hrs.

You should take this test when you are suffering from post-streptococcal complications such as:

glomerulonephritis

bacterial endocarditis

rheumatic fever.

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