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Treponema pallidum Antibody (New test)

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code TPPA
Test group Syphilis
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Particle Agglutination
Container type Gold top or Red top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
Processing notes Aliquot and freeze serum. Transport to CB frozen. Order Quest test code 653.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Hemolysis. Lipemia. Non-serum samples.
Normal range Non-reactive
Synonyms T. pallidum
Stability Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 1 week, frozen 1 month.
Turn around times 3-5 days
Additional information Test is ordered only by the Immunology section of the UCSF Clinical Laboratory at China Basin. It is only approved for cases where there may be discrepant results between the RPR and Specific Treponemal Antibody testing.

The TP-PA test is designed to be used as an aid in the confirmation of antibodies to the treponemal organisms that cause syphilis. Other diseases such as yaws or pinta may give positive results.
CPT coding 86780-90
LOINC code 24312-1
Last Updated 6/14/2016 4:07:27 PM
Entry Number 1707
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