Anti Dnase B

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    Bacteria cause many common infections. One such contagious disease is streptococcal infections which occurs when a bacteria called group A streptococcus enters the body and irritates the throat and skin.

    Streptococcal infections are generally mild. However, you must take the Anti-Deoxyribonuclease B test to receive timely treatment. Group A streptococcus can also cause the following illnesses:

    • Impetigo: Blisters around the mouth and nose
    • Strep throat: Tonsil and throat infection
    • Cellulitis: Infection that impacts the skin tissues
    • Toxic shock syndrome: Infections to multiple organs
    • Rheumatic fever: Tissue inflammation around the joints 

    When your body is infected with the group A streptococcus bacteria, your body produces the anti-DNase b antibody. These antibodies fight the bacteria and are a significant part of your body’s defence mechanism. The Anti-DNase B test procedure detects the range and presence of such antibodies. Here are some common symptoms to identify the possibility of streptococcal infection:

    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Stomach pain
    • Swollen lymph nodes
    • Difficulty during swallowing

    Your doctor may recommend an Anti-DNase B test to determine elevated values of the DNase B antibody and plan an effective treatment plan. A negative Anti-Deoxyribonuclease B result implies no active infection due to group A streptococcus bacteria, and you can recover with regular medications.

    The Anti-DNase B test procedure is quite simple. You need to provide a blood sample for the medical test through venepuncture. The lab technician will draw blood from your vein using a thin needle. 

    After analysing the Anti-DNase B test results, your doctor can recommend antibiotics in the form of pills or creams. In case of skin infections, you might require topical ointments like retapamulin or mupirocin. Vaccines aren’t available to treat infections caused by group A streptococcus.

    Early diagnosis and treatment are important for quick recovery from these common infections. To help with this, Apollo 24|7 offers the Anti-Deoxyribonuclease B test at affordable rates. 

    Medically reviewed by Dr.Koka Ram Babu, ENT from apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    After infection from group A streptococcus bacteria, you can suffer from strep throat. To counter this impact, your body produces strep antibodies that last for several months. Usually, these antibodies reach their highest levels after three to eight weeks. Checking the antibody levels through an Anti-DNase B test is hence essential.
    Antibiotics like amoxicillin or penicillin can be helpful in the treatment of strep throat. Your doctor will recommend suitable medicines in case of streptococcal infections. For some patients, azithromycin is also used. However, you can also recover without the use of antibiotics.
    If your test results indicate values over the anti-DNase B normal range, you might have a bacterial infection. If you do not treat this condition, it can lead to severe illness like rheumatic fever or inflammation of the kidney. Hence, timely diagnosis and medication are key to avoiding severe health conditions.
    Generally, you can recover from strep infections in seven days through timely diagnosis via the Anti-DNase B test procedure and antibiotics. In extreme cases, you might require a couple of extra days for complete recovery.
    Generally, the ASO titer test helps detect around 90% of streptococcal infections along with the DNase B test. A combination of these tests can prove useful for correct identification.
    Some well-known side effects of the antibiotic penicillin include headache, diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting.

    Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?

    • 40 Years of legacy and credibility in the healthcare industry.
    • NABL certified multi-channel digital healthcare platform.
    • Affordable diagnostic solutions with timely and accurate test results.
    • Up to 60% discount on Doorstep Diagnostic Tests, Home Sample Collection.
    • An inventory of over 100+ laboratories, spread across the country, operating out of 120+ cities with 1200+ collection centers, serving over 1800+ pin codes.

    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results