Treponema pallidum Antibody, Confirmation


Sunquest Code:TPPA  
Epic Code:LAB5869Epic Name:Treponema Pallidum Antibody, Confirm
Synonyms:TP-PA Syphilis
Methodology:Semi-quantitative particle agglutination
CPT Code:86780
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:This test is ordered by IDDL Virology as a confirmatory test for the Anti-Treponema (TREPAB).


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:CSF or other body fluids.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50777


Interpretive

Reference Range:Non-reactive.
Use:CDC recommended confirmatory test for syphilis. Order if initial screening (e.g., RPR, VDRL) is reactive.


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