Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

TREPONEMA PALLIDUM AB, PARTICLE AGGLUTINATION

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3191         Geisinger Epic ID: 34666

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL.
Special notes:
Plasma is not an acceptable specimen type.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded, hemolysis, lipemia, plasma or CSF.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86780
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Treponema Pallidum Antibody
Methodology:
Particle Agglutination
Synonyms:
MHA-TP, T. pallidum Ab, TP-PA, Agglutination (TP-PA)Test, Syphilis Test
Quest test code 653
TREP
Clinical significance:
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 give positive results.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. Report available: Next day.    
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