PNEUMOCOCCAL URINARY ANTIGEN TEST

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 4:10:48 PM

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.

Please contact Client Services at 763-5780 for assistance. Thank you.



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