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Streptococcus pneumoniae capsular typing

Streptococcal Reference Laboratory

If a result is required in order to inform public health or clinical decision making, please contact the laboratory at


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Lab name

Streptococcal Reference Laboratory

Lab location

Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua

Test name

Streptococcus pneumoniae capsular typing


Streptococcus pneumoniae

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Sample requirements

Pure viable culture from a normally sterile site

Media requirements

Chocolate or blood agar

Pre-transport requirements

Ambient temperature

Transport requirements

Ambient temperature within 24 hours

Unacceptable sample types

Mixed culture, non-viable culture, clinical sample, non-invasive source

How results reported

The serotype results are reported to the referring laboratory and notified electronically to EpiSurv.

Referral link