Pneumonia is a leading infectious cause of hospitalization and death

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.

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1   Murphy SL et al. Mortality in the United States. NCHS Data Brief No. 427. December 2021.

TECHLAB provides diagnostic assays for detecting critical respiratory pathogens
Product NameCatalog #Suggested CPT Code*Tests/KitAnalyte(s) DetectedFormatTime to ResultSample Type
IMMUVIEW®S. pneumoniae and L. pneumophila Urinary Antigen Test
1055787899 22S. pneumoniae and L. pneumophila specific antigenLateral Flow15 minutesRT, refrigerated, or frozen urine, urine sample in boric acid or PIPES and CSF