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Test ID: SABP    
Streptococcal Antibodies Profile

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Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Nephelometry. Polystyrene particles are coated with streptolysin O and DNase B antigens. The serum specimens containing antibodies will complex with the antigens, forming aggregations that will scatter light. The intensity of the resulting scattered light in the nephelometer is dependent upon the antibody content in the specimen. Calculations are based on the comparison of the specimens to standards of known concentrations.(Pacifico L, Mancuso G, Properzi E, et al: Comparison of nephelometric and hemolytic techniques for determination of antistreptolysin O antibodies. Am J Clin Pathol 1995 April;103[4]:396-399)

Supplemental Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Saturday; Continuously until 3 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

Same day/1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

3 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester