Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen

Sunquest Code:BASTP  
Epic Code:LAB5987Epic Name:Strept pneumoniae Agn 13 years and older
Synonyms:S. Pneumonia Bacterial Antigen
CPT Code:87899
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day; results are reported within 24 hours.
Special Instructions:Do not order on urines for patients less than 13 years old. Bacterial Antigen Detection (BAD), Streptococcus pneumonia (BASPN) should be ordered instead. Streptococcus pneumonaie Antigen on CSF is available to patients of all ages. Clearly label sample as urine or CSF. CSF's must have a culture performed in conjunction with Streptoccus pneumoniae antigen requests.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine or CSF
Optimal Volume:3 mL urine or CSF
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL urine or CSF
Container:CSF Tubes, Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Urine culture tubes)
Causes for Rejection:Urine samples on patients less than 13 years of age. Urine preservatives other than boric acid.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature or frozen.
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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