Streptococcus pneumoniae

TEST NAME Streptococcus pneumoniae
DISEASE/DISORDER Pneumonia, bacteremia, bacterial meningitidis, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, idiopathic bacterial infections
ALTERNATE NAME(S) Streptococcus pneumoniae culture, Streptococcus pneumoniae, invasive disease

Isolate submission is REQUIRED for laboratories.

ORDERING INFORMATION TDH DLS Requisition:  PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation
  • None
Specimen Collection
  • Pure culture on non-selective media slants such as Trypticase Soy, Blood, or Chocolate agar from normally sterile sites.
Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen must be labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers and match accompanying PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition.
Specimen Processing
  • None
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Store isolate in ambient conditions.
Specimen Transport
  • Transport isolate in ambient conditions.
  • Do not send refrigerated or frozen.
  • All infectious substance shipments must conform to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR 49 C.F.R. Parts 171-180). 
Specimen Acceptability and Rejection
  • Specimens that do not meet all specimen requirements will be rejected.
Testing Location
  • Nashville

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