Ordering Recommendation

Aid in the diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia.

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.
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.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

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.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87899

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060228 Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag, Urine 24027-5
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Aliases
  • Pneumococcal Antigen
  • S. pneumoniae Antigen
  • S. pneumoniae antigen urine
  • Urinary S. pneumoniae Ag
Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen, Urine