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4460: Streptococcus pneumoniae Antigen Detection, LA Print View
Source      
S. Pneumoniae Ag LA  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  CSF 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 7 Day(s)  

Meningitis is often caused by streptococcus pneumoniae. Results from bacterial antigen testing should be considered presumptive and culture with gram stain must also be performed.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
86403

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

Notes
Reject Criteria: Hemolysis; lipemia; other body fluids; blood culture broth Transport Temperature: Frozen Methodology: Latex Agglutination






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