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  • Anti-Streptolysin O (ASO) Screen

    Test Name:Anti-Streptolysin O (ASO) Screen
    Epic Order Code:LAB219  
    CPT Code:Screen:86063 
    Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:Test performed daily
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
     Routine: Batch testing performed at 7am and 2pm.
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver immediately, centrifuge the specimen and separate the serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C within 8 days. For longer storage, freeze samples -20° C.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, excessive hemolysis, lipemia or turbidity.
    Reference Range:Negative<200 IU/mL  
     Positive>200 IU/mL  
    Additional Information:A rise in titer begins one week after infection and peaks two to four weeks later.
     Reflexive Test: If positive, an ASO Titer will be ordered.