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Test Code STREP.PNUR* Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen, Random, Urine

Additional Codes

Mayo Test ID

Reporting Name

Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag, U

Useful For

Rapid diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Ordering Guidance

Pneumococcal pneumonia is best diagnosed by sputum culture. For more information, see SPUTS / Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Respiratory with Antimicrobial Susceptibilities, Varies.

Specimen Required

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

3. Excessively bloody or very turbid specimens containing protein, cells, or particulates will be canceled as they can inhibit the function of the test.

4. Centrifuging to remove particulates is not approved.

5. Specimens with any dyes or unnatural color are not acceptable and will be canceled.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values


Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SPNEU Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag, U 77949-6


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
83150 Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag, U 77949-6

Report Available

Same day/1 day

Method Name

Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send Infectious Disease Serology Test Request (T916) with the specimen.