TREPONEMA PALLIDUM ANTIBODY BY TP-PA

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA, sodium citrate, sodium or lithium heparin
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
CSF or body fluids

Methodology
Particle Agglutination

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Non-reactive

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time2 days
Test CodeTPPA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86780
LOINC Codes
22587-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory