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Test Compendium

5430: STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE AG

Test Code

  • 5430

Test Synonym

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube, Transfer Tube - Serum

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 8 days

CPT Codes

  • 87899
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Testing is not recommended for persons who have received the Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine within the previous five days (false-positive reaction). SST (gel-barrier) tube or a Red Top Tube

Specimen Stability

  • Refrigerate at 2°C to 8°C.