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SCREEN TEST PNEUMOCOCCO

The S. pneumoniae Antigen Rapid Test Cassette (urine) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Streptococcuspneumoniae antigens in human urine specimen. Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is a Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic (under aerobic conditions) or beta-hemolytic (under anaerobic conditions), facultative anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus,1 As a significant human pathogenic bacterium S. pneumoniae was recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in the late 19th century, and is the subject of many humoral immunity studies. S. pneumoniae resides asymptomatically in healthy carriers typically colonizing the respiratory tract, sinuses, and nasal cavity.