SPNEU - Specimen: Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen, Urine

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Test ID: SPNEU    
Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Urine

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube (T068)

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 cancelled 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 cancelled.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf)

Neurology Test Request Form-General (T732) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/neurology-request-form.pdf)

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.25 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Turbid reject, colored reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days
 Ambient 24 hours
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