Aid in the diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia.
Within 24 hours
Mix specimen well. Transfer 4 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
Refrigerated or frozen.
Specimen types other than urine.
Stability: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
False-positives may occur because of cross-reactivity with other members of S. mitis group. Clinical correlation is recommended.
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060228||Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag, Urine||24027-5|
- Pneumococcal Antigen
- S. pneumoniae Antigen
- S. pneumoniae antigen urine
- Urinary S. pneumoniae Ag