Christianmom Posted February 28, 2011 Report Share Posted February 28, 2011 I just got off the phone with my son's doctor and he had the labs back for our family's strep tests. Everyone's came back normal except one daughter: ASO 281, anti-DNase 960. He said this meant she was a strep carrier. He said my son (the one being treated for PANDAS) is a strep carrier as well (ASO originally 240 (now back to normal), anti-DNase 315 and rose to 340 and now 680 while on antibiotics). From what I have read on the internet, I thought a strep carrier was someone who has no typical strep symptoms but has strep in the back of their throat all the time. Therefore if you do a rapid throat test on a carrier it will come back positive. My son had no typical strep symptoms and his rapid throat test for strep came up negative. But his ASO and anti-DNase were high. So he had asymptomatic strep, but he wouldn't be a carrier since his throat test was negative. Is that right? Also was wondering. Is it safe for my daughter to take the nursery at church if she's a strep carrier? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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