Streptococcal Antibodies Profile
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;103:396-399)
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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.