Pathology Handbook

Pneumococcal antigen

Synonyms

Acute pneumonia screen 

Detection of pneumococcal antigen in urine

Clinical Indications

Request Form 

Request via ICE

Availability

On request during routine working hours

Patient preparation 

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Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection, and any current, or intended, antibiotic therapy

Turnaround Time

Same day

Specimen

Urine

Volume

5 ml

Container

Red or white top universal

Urine bottle micro red top

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled sample 
Insufficient clinical information given

Lab Handling

Process as soon as possible