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Antistreptolysin O Titer
Not enough info.: Why was the test ordered in the first place? The ASO titer can be elevated in a number of inflammatory condition besides a Strep infection. Ask the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more
Anti-Streptolysin O: Not days. Maybe months. but it depends on what specific Group A Strep infection you have or had and for how long and also how your particular immune system functions.You "prevent" an elevated ASO titre by not getting infected or significantly colonized with Group A Strep(the kind that can cause a wicked sore throat or an acute kidney problem or rheumatic fever).It's just used as a gauge, not cure) ...Read more
Can someone explain to me how come someone have an elevated aso titer if there is no g.A.S infection present?
Statistics: Titer defined as positive is a statistical value. To reduce false negatives, a certain percentage of false positives will be found. Additionally, the aso witnesses past exposure, not necessarily infection. ...Read more
Need more info: Do you have any symptoms? Why were these tests done? How long as your ASO been 405? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, in isolation your test results are okay. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Depends on the lab: Different labs have different normal ranges. This should be printed on the results report. ...Read more
Hi. Im 34 years old and I'm always in pain. my doctor has done some testing. RF was negative. CRP and Sed rate normal. ASO titer 254. ???
Below: Impossible to give you an answer from the above labs. Time and continued medical consultations will give the answer. ...Read more
Ana titer value1:160 for 1and 2 with speckled and homogeneous patterns, RA factor 7, aso less than 100, ESR 29, segs 65.2. Is this lupus?
Positive ANA: Certainly suggestive of lupus. You need to follow with your promsry care physician or a rheumatologist for further tests and treatment. ...Read more
Ana titer 1&2 1:160, pos with homogeneous & speckled, ers 29, RA factor 7, aso <100, seg 65.2. Suffer from fatigue, sometimes have pain. Is this lupus?
Antistreptolysin o ab of 1266.7 what is causing this? Uric acid elevated at 7.2, c-reactive aprotein, quant is 12.3. & i feel awful.
A lot going on: Can't make a diagnosis on the basis of the limited test results you report but you have some type of systemic inflammatory process going on. There's a long list of possibilities. You're obviously getting care from someone. Be patient and continue the testing process to allow an accurate diagnosis so you can get proper well-directed treatment. Remain optimistic! ...Read more
Antistreptolysin o ab of 1266.7 what is wrong with me? Uric acid7.2 (serum), c-reactive protein, quant 12.3 i feel awful!
Need a history: As a pathologist whose life focus has been lab medicine, i'm always reminding people that labs by themselves mean nothing. Plenty of people have an aso titer as high as yours, whether or not they've had strep throat recently; it's one piece of a puzzle. Whatever prompted ordering an aso (kidney? Joints?) is the key to specialist referral if your pcp can't answer. ...Read more
Antistreptolysin o ab and lft 's high with h/o strep. 1+protein in ua ? Glomerulonephritis, etc. What to do next?
Strep side effects: This can simply be a side effect of the strep infection and the severity prior to treatment. With the kidney issues, it might be a good idea to meet with a nephrologist. But i would start with my primary care doctor and ask what they think is the next step. You might also consider an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more
Is it possible to detect the strain of a strep infection from blood tests?I can't stand the throat culture.Having high aso titers for years
Man up!: You smoke cigarettes but can't stand to have your throat swabbed? Here's what's at issue. You're not going to know if you have a strep throat unless you get a culture or at least a rapid strep screen. If strep throat is present and not treated, your heart can end up ruined. If it's not present and is overtreated with antibiotics, you're risking weeks of diarrhea, or worse. Ask 4 a topical numb rx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dilution/concentrati: The term titer is usually used when the lab serially dilutes a specimen and tests for the presence of a substance, usually antibody. The highest dilution giving a positive results is called the tiler, e.G, if antibody is detectable at a dilution of 1:64, the specimen is said to have a titer of 64. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Further testing: A positive ANA may not be significant. First of all why was the test done. If it was done for joint pain it will mean more then if a physiciab did one as a part of an annual physicial. Certainly, we are may be more concerned based on the value but also the pattern of the ana. The titer may mean an autoimmune disease is present based on the complaints, physical exam, and the values of other tests. ...Read more
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