New Search

Laboratory Test Directory

Treponema pallidum Ab by TP-PA

Components

Name Method Department Units
Treponema pallidum Ab by TP-PA Semi-Quantitative Agglutination
Send Out

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 2 day(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Test performed on serum/plasma only. Not for CSF or other body fluids.

CPT Code

  • 86780