During an etiology study of adults hospitalized for pneumonia, in which urine specimens were examined for serotypespecific pneumococcal antigen detection, we observed that some patients received 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine before urine collection. Some urine samples became positive for specific vaccine pneumococcal serotypes shortly after vaccination, suggesting false-positive test results.
- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases