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.
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
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. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
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.
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