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Pneumococcal Antigen




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To Request On EPIC

For electronic requesting using EPIC (RDUH ONLY):

Search for: ‘Urine Pneumococcal antigen test‘ or test code ‘LAB9498

Special Instructions

These tests are not undertaken routinely due to high cost. Please discuss with the consultant Microbiologist before sending sample.

Sputum and blood culture are the standard diagnostic tests.

Test Usage

Detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigens in urine. Use for diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia.


Local test

Processing Time

Tested after review by Consultant Microbiologist.  Results available on day of receipt.

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Always phone to discuss prior to sending.

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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