Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigens

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum collected in a sterile plastic leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 7 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis • Lipemia • Urine specimens • Other body fluids • Blood culture broth

Latex Agglutination

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
Not detected

Clinical Significance
Meningitis is often caused by streptococcus pneumoniae. Results from bacterial antigen testing should be considered presumptive and culture with gram stain must also be performed.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.