Treponema pallidum Antibody, Confirmation

Abbrev Code:TPPA   
Order Code:LAB5869Order Name:Treponema Pallidum Antibody, Confirm
Synonyms:TP-PA Syphilis
Methodology:Semi-quantitative particle agglutination
CPT Codes: 86780 x1, 86780 x1
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 (TREPT).

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: 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.
Stability:After separation from cells: 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50777


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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