The ASO test is primarily used to help determine a recent strep infection with group A Streptococcus. It causes:
Glomerulonephritis, a form of kidney disease
Rheumatic fever in a person with signs and symptoms
The test may be ordered by itself or along with an anti-DNase B, another test used to detect recent Strep infections. In most cases, strep infections are identified and treated with antibiotics and the infections resolve. In cases where they do not cause identifiable symptoms and/or go untreated, however, complications, namely rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis, can develop in some people, especially young children. The test, therefore, is ordered if a person presents with symptoms suggesting rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis and has had a recent history of sore throat or a confirmed streptococcal infection.
Product Name Method Pack Size Pack Type Product Code
ASO Latex enhanced immunoturbidimetryR1: 2 x 40 ml; R2: 2 x 10 ml System Pac
ASO Immunoturbidimetry R1: 5 x 25 ml; R2: 1 x 10 ml; Calibrator: 1 x 1 ml Bilatest BLT20001
ASO Immunoturbidimetry R1: 2 x 25 ml; R2: 1 x 5 ml; Calibrator: 1 x 1 ml Bilatest BLT20002