At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help determine whether you have had a prior strep infection with the bacteria group A Streptococcus; to help diagnose complications resulting from a recent strep infection, such as rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis, a form of kidney disease
When to Get Tested?
When you have symptoms such as fever, chest pain, fatigue and shortness of breath that suggest rheumatic fever, or symptoms such as edema and dark urine that are associated with glomerulonephritis, especially when you recently may have had a group A streptococcal infection that was not diagnosed and treated appropriately; may be done along with or following an ASO test
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?