Anti-DNase B (Streptococcal) Antibodies Blood Test
Test Code: 096289
Specimen Type: Blood
Anti-DNase B (Streptococcal) Antibodies Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures DNase-b antibodies to the bacteria A Streptococcus. Streptococcus causes a variety of infections including Strep Throat. The body's immune system produces several types of antibodies in response to strep infections and Antideoxyribonuclease-B (anti-DNase B) is one of the most common. Most strep infections can be successfully treated with antibiotics but when left untreated they can cause serious health issues such as kidney disease, heart damage, hypertension, and rheumatic fever. Some strep infections do not show any symptoms initially or show mild symptoms which resolve on their own. Testing for anti-DNase B antibodies can help determine if a person has an unresolved strep infection and treat it before it results in long-term health complications.
The anti-DNase B test is typically ordered when a person has symptoms which may be related to a condition caused by a previous strep infection, especially if they have recently had a sore throat or skin infection. These symptoms can include fever, joint swelling or pain, rash, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, fatigue, blood in the urine, uncontrolled jerky movements, and high blood pressure. This test is often ordered as a follow-up to or alongside an Antistreptolysin O (ASO) antibodies test. ASO is another common form of antibody to a strep infection.
Turnaround for this test is typically 4-7 business days.
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