antistreptolysin O assay

antistreptolysin O assay

ASO test Lab medicine A serologic test that monitors group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infection, ie 'strep throat'–90% positive, which may progress to acute streptococcal glomerulonephritis–
±25% are ASO positive, scarlet fever, and rheumatic fever, and thus used to monitor response to therapy. See Strep throat.
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