Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Antistreptococcal antibodies Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This is a test to measure presence of streptococcus antibodies in blood for the diagnosis of streptococcal infections.



Patient Preparation

Patient should fast for at least 6 hour prior to sample collection

Sample Type

Serum orplasma

Sample volume

1 mL

Sample collection Container

Red-top tube"," gel-barrier tube","orgreen-top (lithium heparin) tube. Donotuse oxalate"," EDTA"

Sample collection instructions

Plasma and serum should be separated immediately after sample collection.

Sample storage

stable at room temperature/refrigerated/frozen for 14 days

Reference range

< 200 IU for Adults and <150 IU in children

Results Turnaround

1-2 Days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Positive Antistreptococcal antibodies test is associated with Scarlet fever"," Strep throat"," Rheumatic fever"," glomerulonephritis"," and Bacterial endocarditis