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Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen

Test ID: 


CPT code:



Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen, Urine or Cerebrospinal Fluid

BinaxNow® Streptococcus Antigen

Clinical Use:

Detects S pneumoniae in the urine of patients with S pneumoniae and in the CSF of patients with meningitidis.

Specimen Type:

Clean-catch urine or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL

Container Type: 

Plastic urine culture container; CSF in sterile container


Clean-catch urine or CSF specimen per instructional protocol

Storage Instructions:


Stability Requirements:

If specimen is not tested within seven days, freeze at -20ºC or below.

Rejection Criteria

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; inappropriate specimen source; inappropriate specimen collection device; specimen stability exceeded; name discrepancy between the name on the specimen container and the name in the computer or on the test request form

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