STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE ANTIGEN DETECTION, LA

Specimen Required
Send 2.0 mL CSF (1.0 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: 2.0 mL (0.5 mL minimum)

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

Methodology
Latex Agglutination

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Saturday

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

Warde
Medical
Laboratory