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Streptococcus Pneumoniae Antigen

Test Code:

BA0022

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Sterile container

Specimen Requirement

1 mL urine OR 1 mL CSF* (please see additional information)

Specimen Storage / Transport

Preferably to send fresh specimen on the same day after collection. Specimen not despatched on the same day can be stored at 4-6 degree C.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

1 day

Reference Value(s)

Positive for pneumococcal antigen; Negative for pneumococcal antigen. Infection due to S. peumoniae cannot be ruled out since the antigen present in the sample may be below the detection limit of the test.

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Microbiology

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Monday - Saturday

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

The immunochromatographic test for CSF depends on the presence of a detectable level of antigen in the CSF, and therefore only supplements culture procedures.

It is a laboratory requirement that a CSF bacterial culture be done every time antigen detection test is ordered. Please ensure that a CSF culture order is placed concurrently with a CSF antigen detection order, and that sufficient CSF sample is provided for both tests (at least 2 mL CSF in total).

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Keywords

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