Streptococcus Antibodies Profile by Great Plains
The Streptococcus Antibodies Profile looks for the two most common antibodies against streptococcus, DNase antibodies in serum (ADB) and antistreptolysin O titer (ASO). These antibodies may cross-react with brain tissue which causes abnormal behaviors. Both of these tests are performed to identify a previous infection of group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus. These infections cause rheumatic fever or a kidney disease called glomerulonephritis, post-streptococcal versions of these diseases, as well as scarlet fever. High titers of these antibodies have been associated with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections) and with autism, Tourette syndrome, tic disorder, Parkinson’s disease, and OCD
What’s Being Tested:
- DNase antibodies in serum (ADB)
- Antistreptolysin O titer (ASO)
Fasting: See test kit instructions
Turnaround time: 21-22 business days
- This test can not be collected or mailed from New York State. Contact us with questions.