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Take a urine sample when going for testing for pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Sometimes

There are tests which can measure bacterial antigens ( proteins made by a bacteria that the body can mount an immune response against) which can be indentified in urine of infected patients, thus helping diagnose the infection with these germs.
Legionella and strep pneumonia are two such germs for which a urine antigen can be measured.

In brief: Sometimes

There are tests which can measure bacterial antigens ( proteins made by a bacteria that the body can mount an immune response against) which can be indentified in urine of infected patients, thus helping diagnose the infection with these germs.
Legionella and strep pneumonia are two such germs for which a urine antigen can be measured.
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