Pneumonia is a leading infectious cause of hospitalization and death¹. Pneumonia patients present with similar symptoms, making diagnosis of the causative agent & treatment challenging.
S. pneumoniae and L. pneumophila shed antigens which can be detected in urine samples. Urine antigen testing is non-invasive and offers the simplicity of urine collection and transport. Results can facilitate early diagnosis and help support appropriate treatment, while also potentially providing a pathway to step down from broad-spectrum antibiotic therapies.
Murphy SL et al. Mortality in the United States. NCHS Data Brief No. 427. December 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db427.pdf