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Test ID SPNEU Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen, Urine

Useful For

Rapid diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia

Method Name

Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay

Reporting Name

Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag, U

Specimen Type

Urine


Advisory Information


Pneumococcal pneumonia is best diagnosed by sputum culture. For more information, see SPUTS / Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Respiratory with Antimicrobial Susceptibilities.



Specimen Required


Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

3. Excessively bloody or very turbid specimens containing protein, cells, or particulates will be cancelled as they can inhibit the function of the test.

4. Centrifuging to remove particulates is not approved.

5. Specimens with any dyes or unnatural color are not acceptable and will be cancelled.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; 12 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87899

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SPNEU Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag, U 77949-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
83150 Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag, U 77949-6

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.