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Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen, CSF
0061162
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
SPN CSF
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
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated or frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen types other than CSF.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Stability: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week  
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. Avoid antigen detection testing for at least 5 days after receiving vaccination.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) requires that bacterial antigen detection testing performed on CSF specimens be confirmed by culture (CAP MIC.22550). When S. pneumoniae antigen detection on CSF specimens is ordered by the University of Utah Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, or the VA Hospital of Salt Lake City, a CSF culture will be added automatically (see 0060106 for submission requirements). All other CSF specimens will be processed with the assumption that a culture was performed before sending to ARUP unless a specific request for culture is included with the test order. Additional charges apply
CPT Code(s)
87899
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0061162Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag, CSF20489-1
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Aliases
  • Pneumococcal Antigen
  • S. pneumoniae Antigen
  • S. pneumoniae antigen CSF