Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen : 1000876

Test Code
STPG or 1000876

Alias/See Also
Pneumococcal Pneumonia; Pneumococcus

CPT Codes
87899

Instructions
Urine:
Collect sample in sterile screw-capped container.

CSF (cerebrospinal fluid):
Aseptically collect per institution protocol.

Transport Container
Submit urine (Min. 2 mL) or CSF (Min. 1 mL) in a sterile screw capped container or tube.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
Urine: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 14 days

CSF: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 7 days

Methodology
Immunochromogenic Assay test for the presence of soluble pneumococcus capsular polysaccharide

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 day

Limitations
Forty-four (44) isolates, representing the 23 S. pneumoniae serotypes responsible for at least 90% of serious pneumococcal infection in the United States and worldwide, were grown in culture and found to be positive in the BinaxNOW® test at concentrations of 105 cells/mL.

Reference Range
Negative

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



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