Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen, Urine
0060228
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
SPN AG
Methodology
Qualitative Immunochromatography
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Random urine.  
Specimen Preparation
Mix specimen well. Transfer 4 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated or frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen types other than urine.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Stability: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks  
Reference Interval
Negative  
Interpretive Data
False-positives may occur because of cross-reactivity with other members of S. mitis group. Clinical correlation is recommended.  
Note
Patients who have received the S. pneumoniae vaccines may test positive in the 48 hours following vaccination. It is recommended to avoid testing within five days of receiving vaccination. 
CPT Code(s)
87899
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060228Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag, Urine
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Aliases
  • Pneumococcal Antigen
  • S. pneumoniae Antigen
  • S. pneumoniae antigen urine
  • Urinary S. pneumoniae Ag