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31968-1Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag [Presence] in SputumActive

Part Description

LP14410-2   Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus pneumoniae are gram-positive cocci that are nonmotile and nonsporulating and usually require complex culture media. Older streptococcal cultures, beyond the most active growth period (the logarithmic phase), sometimes lose their gram-positive staining characteristics. S. pneumoniae are part of the normal respiratory tract flora. Disease usually results due to the acquisition of a new strain following a change in the normal flora, often due to a preceding virus. S. pneumonaie causes otitis media, sinusitis and pneumonia in the middle ear, sinuses or lungs, respectively. Meningitis can occur by bloodstream invasion from the lungs or by extension of otitis media or sinusitis to the meninges. Bacteremia can result in osteomyelitis (infection of bones) or arthritis (of joints). Most bacterial pneumonia occurring after the neonatal period is caused by S. pneumoniae. Pneumococcal pneumonia is seen most commonly in elderly or immunosuppressed individuals. In the United States, it is most prevalent in winter. Diagnosis is usually based on a sputum Gram stain and culture although blood or cerebrospinal fluid may be cultured. While penicillin has been the standard treatment, some strains have proven resistant to penicillin and multiple antibiotics. A vaccine exists. [NCBI Books:NBK7611] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag

Additional Names

Short Name
S pneum Ag Spt Ql
Display Name
S. pneumoniae Ag Ql (Sput)
Consumer Name Alpha
Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen, Sputum

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.07
Last Updated
Version 2.56
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Groups

LG34030-3 Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag|PrThr|Sys:ANYResp

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
肺炎链球菌 抗原:存在情况或阈值:时间点:痰液:序数型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag:aanwezigheid:moment:sputum:ordinaal:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Streptococcus pneumoniae antigeen:PrThr:Pt:Sp:Ord:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:Expectorations:Ordinal:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Streptococcus pneumoniae , Ag:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Expectorations:Ordinal:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Crachat:Qualitatif:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Streptococcus pneumoniae , Ag:PrThr:Pt:Espettorato:Ord:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
폐렴 사슬알균 항원:임의농도:검사시점:객담:순위척도:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag:ACnc:Pt:Escarro:Ord:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Streptococcus pneumoniae Аг:PrThr:ТчкВрм:Мокрота:Пор:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
[antígeno de] Streptococcus pneumoniae [Ag]:concentración arbitraria:punto en el tiempo:esputo:ordinal:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Streptococo pneumoniae Ag:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Esputo:Ordinal:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Streptococcus pneumoniae Antígeno:PrThr:Punto temporal:Esputo:Ord:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Streptococcus pneumoniae Ag:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Balgam:Srl:

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