What is an anti-streptococcal antibody titer?

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Lynne Kenney
Psychology
The anti-streptococcal antibody titer determines whether there is immunologic evidence of a previous strep infection. Two different strep tests are commercially available: the antistrepolysin O (ASO) titer, which rises 3-6 weeks after a strep. infection, and the antistreptococcal DNAase B (AntiDNAse-B) titer, which rises 6-8 weeks after a strep infection.

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Diagnosis Of Bacterial Infections

Diagnosis Of Bacterial Infections

Diagnosing a bacterial infection typically includes evaluation by a physician. In order to determine the type of infection from bacteria, the doctor will first perform a physical exam, looking at symptoms such as a fever, sore thr...

oat or cough. The physician may then collect blood or urine samples; take x-rays; and take a throat culture for lab analysis.
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