Pneumococcal Antigen


Test Information

Test Name

Pneumococcal Antigen

Synonyms

Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen

Department

Microbiology

Preferred Specimen

Random Urine (Tan tube) / CSF

Testing Location

PLBOP; PLR; Referral


Processing Information

Registration Code

See notes

Notes

  • PLBOP/PLWHK/PLR Hospital requests = Test code SPAG
  • All community requests & All PLT requests = Test code PNEU

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Tauranga

Hospital request process inhouse Microbiology; community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Whakatane

Hospital request process in PLBOP Microbiology; community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Rotorua

Hospital request process inhouse Microbiology; community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Taupo

Hospital request process in PLR Microbiology; community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory


Methodology

Contact Information

murray.robinson@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

External Lab Website