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  ASO (Anti-Streptolysin O) Titer Specimen Type:
   

Blood


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: 7 mL SST
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 1.0 mL serum
Absolute minimum amount: 0.5 mL serum
Method of collection: Peripheral blood draw.
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: Specimen must be labeled with patient name and Medical Record number.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Monday - Friday
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 24 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Latex Agglutination   -  Positive screen is reflexed to a titer.
Special Instructions: Results are semi-quantitative.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
SOFT LAB abbreviation: ASO (Screen) ; ASOT (Titer)
Secondary code: 5104
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A