Urine in a sterile plastic container or in a urine culture preservative tube with boric acid.
Specimen stable 24 hours at ambient temperature, 14 days refrigerated, or 14 days frozen at ≤ -20° C .
1 mL urine.
0.5 mL urine.
Ambient, refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
The accuracy of the Streptococcus Pneumoniae antigen test on urine has not been proven in young children. Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine may cause false positive results in the 48 hours following vaccination.