STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE ANTIGEN DETECTION

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL CSF (0.3 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis, lipemia, other body fluids, blood culture broth

Methodology
Latex Agglutination

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

Reference Range
Negative

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeFLPN
CPT-4 Code (s)
86403
LOINC Codes
Specimen source   31208-2  
S. pneumonia Antigen Detection   17652-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory