BACTERIAL ANTIGEN

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect CSF. Send 1.0 mL CSF (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in an IATA-approved screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum - 2.0 mL (1.0 mL minimum)

Methodology
Latex Agglutination

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Sunday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeBACAQ
CPT-4 Code (s)
86403 x 6
LOINC Codes
Source   31208-2  
Streptococcus Group B   20459-4  
H. influenzae type B   21320-7  
S. pneumoniae   17652-9  
N. meningitidis Grp A/4   32851-8  
N. meningitidis Grp c/W135   32800-5  
N. meningitidis B/E coli K1   19260-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory