Rapid Aso (Latex Slide Test)
The Rapid ASO (Antistreptolysin O) Latex Slide Test is a diagnostic test used to detect the presence of ASO antibodies in human serum. ASO antibodies are produced by the body in response to infection with group A streptococcus bacteria, which can cause a range of illnesses, including strep throat and scarlet fever.
The Rapid ASO Latex Slide Test uses a latex agglutination assay to detect the presence of ASO antibodies in the blood specimen. The test kit contains reagents that react with ASO antibodies to produce visible agglutination, which can be observed under a microscope. The test can be performed in as little as 2-3 minutes.
To perform the Rapid ASO Latex Slide Test, a blood sample is collected from the patient and processed according to standard laboratory procedures. The prepared serum sample is then added to the test kit and the latex agglutination assay is carried out using the provided reagents. The degree of agglutination is then observed and compared to a standard chart to determine the level of ASO antibodies in the specimen.
The Rapid ASO Latex Slide Test is a rapid and effective tool for detecting the presence of ASO antibodies in human serum. It can be used to diagnose and monitor the progression of group A streptococcal infections, and can also help to differentiate between current and past infections. However, it is important to note that confirmatory testing, such as culture or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, may be required for definitive diagnosis of streptococcal infections.