Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag
Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology
CSF, Blood or Urine
Specimen container or Red top (no anticoagulant) tube
0.5 mL CSF / 1.0 mL serum / 5.0 mL urine
Cause for rejection:
Serum with excessive hemolysis or lipemia may not be suitable for testing.
Antigen detection by latex agglutination
Deliver to laboratory immediately. Urine specimens must be concentrated before testing and therefore are processed 0800-1600 and require a turnaround time of 2 hours.
If collected at an offsite location, send by a STAT Courier to Akron Children's Hospital lab.
Strep pneumoniae Latex Agglutination
Specimen Collection Procedures