TEICHOIC ACID ANTIBODIES

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Plasma

Methodology
Semi-quantitative Immunodiffusion

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
None Detected
>=1:2 suggestive of infection

Performed
Monday, Thursday, Saturday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeTEICA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86329
LOINC Codes
10358-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory