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Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen
Test Code: STRP-AG
Useful For
​Detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) antigen in the urine of patients with pneumonia.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ ​Urine, Random ​Urine 10 mL tube (no preservative), white top container/tube Sage cup (no preservative)​ ​10 mL ​2 mL ​2 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

Random Urine: Boric acid may be used as a preservative.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Urine ​ ​Refrigerate (preferred) ​14 days
​Frozen ​30 days
Rejection Criteria
​ Specimens other than urine
​Improperly stored urine
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay
Test Information

​The Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen test has not been evaluated on patients taking antibiotics for greater than 24 hours or on patients who have recently completed an antibiotic regimen.  The effects of over-the-counter drugs have not been determined on persons with pneumococcal meningitis.

Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine may cause false positive results in urine in the 48 hours following vaccination.  The effect of vaccination has not been determined on persons with pneumococcal meningitis.  Hence, it is recommended that the Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen test should not be performed within 5 days of receiving the S. pneumoniae vaccine.

The accuracy of the Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen test in urine from young children has not been proven. 

Reference Range Information
See Report
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
87899​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
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Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ ​Urine, Random ​Urine 10 mL tube (no preservative), white top container/tube Sage cup (no preservative)​ ​10 mL ​2 mL ​2 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

Random Urine: Boric acid may be used as a preservative.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Urine ​ ​Refrigerate (preferred) ​14 days
​Frozen ​30 days
Rejection Criteria
​ Specimens other than urine
​Improperly stored urine
Useful For
​Detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) antigen in the urine of patients with pneumonia.
Test Information

​The Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen test has not been evaluated on patients taking antibiotics for greater than 24 hours or on patients who have recently completed an antibiotic regimen.  The effects of over-the-counter drugs have not been determined on persons with pneumococcal meningitis.

Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine may cause false positive results in urine in the 48 hours following vaccination.  The effect of vaccination has not been determined on persons with pneumococcal meningitis.  Hence, it is recommended that the Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen test should not be performed within 5 days of receiving the S. pneumoniae vaccine.

The accuracy of the Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen test in urine from young children has not been proven. 

Reference Range Information
See Report
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
87899​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.