About Antistaphylolysin antibody titre
What is antistaphylolysin antibody?
Staphylococcus is a genus of bacteria commonly found on the skin and in the nose. While it is normal to have these bacteria, they can cause infections ranging from mild impetigo to more severe diseases such as osteomyelitis. When staphylococci enter the body (often through cuts and grazes) they release a toxin called staphylolysin. When exposed to staphylolysin, the immune system releases antibodies called antistaphylolysins. Testing for this antibody over a number of days or weeks can be used to monitor and diagnose staphylococcal infections.
Diseases associated with group staphylococcal infection include impetigo, osteomyelitis and infective endocarditis.
Why take the test?
This test measures the amount of antistaphylolysin in the blood. It is used to diagnose staphylococcal infections and chronic osteomyelitis. If repeated over days or weeks, this test can monitor the immune response to these infections.
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How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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