Bacterial Antigen Detection (BAD), Streptococcus pneumoniae

Sunquest Code:BASPN  
Epic Code:LAB460Epic Name:Streptococcus pneumoniae Agn less than 13 years
Synonyms:BAD; Cerebrospinal Fluid, Bacterial Antigen Detection; Urine Antigens
Methodology:Latex agglutination
CPT Code:----------CPTCODES HERE----------
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day; results are reported within 2 hours.
Special Instructions:CSF's must have a culture performed in conjuncton with BAD request.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine preferred; fluid
Optimal Volume:5 mL urine for each antigen requested
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL urine
Container:CSF Tubes (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Highly viscous specimens. Urine received in preservative.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:If both culture and antigen, store in refrigerator. If antigen only, store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:If both culture and antigen, ship at refrigerated temperature. If antigen only, ship on dry ice. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Critical Range:Positive result.
Reference Range:Negative.

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