Latex Profile

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: LTXPR MIC1

Specimen Type: CSF, Blood or Urine

Tube Type: Specimen container or Red top (no anticoagulant) tube

Collection Volume: 1.0 mL CSF / 2.0 mL serum / 5.0 mL urine

Cause for rejection: Serum with excessive hemolysis or lipemia may not be suitable for testing.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Antigen detection by latex agglutination

Special Instructions: The latex profile screens for antigens of Haemophilus influenzae type B, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Streptococcus group B. The presence of the antigen may indicate an infection by the organism. Group B Strep antigen is not available on urine specimens. (See Group B Strep Ag test for explanation).


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 1-2 hours

Additional Info: -

CPT Code: 86403x4

Profile Includes: H. influenza, Group B Strep, Strep pneumoniae,


Synonyms: Bacterial Antigen Latex Agglutination

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