STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE ANTIGEN

Message
1. A negative antigen result does not exclude infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae.
2. This test has not been evaluated on patients taking antibiotics for greater than 24 hours or on patients who have recently completed an antibiotic regimen.
3. Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine may cause false positive results in the 48 hours following vaccination. It is recommended that this test not be     administered within 5 days of receiving the Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine

Test Code
SPAG

CPT Codes
86403

Preferred Specimen
Urine or CSF

Transport Container
Sterile Container

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature <24 hours
Refrigerate >24 hours up to 7 days

Methodology
EIA

Setup Schedule
Monday-Sunday, Day Shift

Clinical Significance
The Binax NOW Strep pneumoniae Urinary Antigen is an in vitro rapid immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen in urine specimens of patients with pneumoniae and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) of patient with meningitis.  It is intended to aid in the diagnosis of both pneumonococcal pneumoniae and pneumonococcal meningitis.



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.