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Anti-DNAase B Test

The Anti-DNAase B test is a blood test used to detect antibodies against deoxyribonuclease B (DNAase B), an enzyme produced by the group A Streptococcus bacteria. Group A Streptococcus is responsible for conditions like strep throat and scarlet fever. The test is often performed when a patient shows symptoms of a post-streptococcal complication such as rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis.


  • Test NameAnti-DNAase B Test
  • Sample TypeBlood
  • Preparations RequiredThere are no special preparations necessary for the Anti-DNAase B test.
  • Report Time3 Days

The Anti-DNAase B test, alongside the antistreptolysin O (ASO) test, helps provide a more complete understanding of the body's response to a streptococcal infection. Elevated levels of Anti-DNAase B antibodies can confirm a recent or past streptococcal infection, helping doctors diagnose related complications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Anti-DNAase B test is crucial in diagnosing post-streptococcal conditions such as rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis. Timely identification and treatment of these conditions can prevent severe complications like heart damage and kidney failure.

No, fasting is not required for this test. You can continue your usual food and drink intake before the test.

No specific preparation is required for the Anti-DNAase B test. However, you should inform your healthcare provider about any medications or supplements you're currently taking, as they may interfere with the results.

Your doctor may recommend the Anti-DNAase B test if you exhibit symptoms of a post-streptococcal complication like rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis. These symptoms may include fatigue, joint pain, unexplained fever, and in the case of glomerulonephritis, blood in the urine or foamy urine.

The Anti-DNAase B test measures the level of anti-DNAase B antibodies in your blood. High levels of these antibodies can indicate a recent or past infection with group A Streptococcus.

The frequency of testing depends on your symptoms and medical history. If you have been diagnosed with a condition related to a streptococcal infection, like rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis, your doctor may recommend regular testing to monitor your condition.

Normal values for the Anti-DNAase B test can vary between laboratories. Typically, an Anti-DNAase B antibody level of less than 85 U/mL is considered normal in children, and less than 60 U/mL in adults. Values above this level may suggest a recent or past streptococcal infection.

There are no specific precautions for the Anti-DNAase B test itself. If your results show high levels of Anti-DNAase B antibodies, your doctor will guide you on the necessary treatments and precautions to manage your condition.

The main factor affecting Anti-DNAase B levels is a recent or past infection with group A Streptococcus. Additionally, age can also influence the test's interpretation, as children may have higher baseline levels of Anti-DNAase B antibodies than adults.

If your Anti-DNAase B levels are abnormal, you should consult an infectious disease specialist or a rheumatologist. These specialists can help diagnose and treat complications related to streptococcal infections.

High levels of Anti-DNAase B antibodies primarily indicate a recent or past infection with group A Streptococcus. In some cases, these elevated levels may suggest a post-streptococcal complication, such as rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis.

No, Anti-DNAase B levels are not influenced by hereditary factors. They indicate the body's response to a streptococcal infection, which is not genetically determined.

While the Anti-DNAase B test can confirm a recent or past streptococcal infection, it does not directly reflect the severity of a post-streptococcal complication. Other diagnostic tests and clinical assessments are necessary to determine the severity of these conditions.

Healthy individuals can occasionally have slightly elevated Anti-DNAase B levels, but markedly high levels are generally associated with a recent or past streptococcal infection.

Your healthcare provider should interpret the results of your Anti-DNAase B test, taking into account your medical history, symptoms, and other test results. While high levels of Anti-DNAase B antibodies can suggest a recent or past streptococcal infection, further investigation is necessary for a definitive diagnosis.

Understanding the implications of the Anti-DNAase B test is essential in managing conditions related to streptococcal infections. This knowledge empowers you to take an active role in your healthcare journey. Always consult with your healthcare provider to discuss your results, raise any concerns, and understand your treatment options. Your proactive involvement can significantly impact your health outcomes.

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