Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen testing is now available in the Microbiology Department. This test is recommended in the IDSA/ATS guidelines in adult patients with severe Community Acquired Pneumonia. The test can be performed from the same urine specimen sent for Legionella Urinary antigen testing. The test is performed daily and is orderable under Microbiology as Pneumococcal Urinary Antigen.
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