Pneumococcal antigen

This is an important test that is used to diagnose pneumococcal infection with a suspected invasive infection.

1 tests included
3 days turnaround



About Pneumococcal antigen

What are pneumococci?

Pneumococcal bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae) typically inhabit the respiratory tract, sinuses and nasal cavity. They commonly colonise healthy individuals without causing any symptoms but can also cause pneumonia and meningitis in those with weakened immune systems such as children and the elderly. Symptoms of pneumonia include; a dry cough, chest pain, fever and respiratory problems.  

Why take the test?

This test screens for the presence of pneumococcal bacterial antigens in the urine. It is used to diagnose pneumococcal infection in individuals with a suspected invasive infection.


What's tested

Pneumococcal Antigen

How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.