Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen

Abbrev Code:SPNAG   
Order Code:LAB5987Order Name:Strep pneumo Agn Urine or CSF
Synonyms:S. Pneumonia Bacterial Antigen
CPT Codes: 87899 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day; results are reported within 24 hours.
Special Instructions:Clearly label sample as urine or CSF. CSF's must have a culture performed in conjunction with Streptococcus 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
Alternate Containers: Urine culture tubes
Causes for Rejection: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 Laboratory   (UMMC East Bank)


Critical Range:Positive result
Reference Range:Negative

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