Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

FTA-ABS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
FTAABS      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86780         Geisinger Epic ID: 34665

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot serum; minimum 0.2 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles which can cause loss of antibody activity and give erroneous results. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred). Refrigerated or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
FTA-ABS nonreactive.
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:
Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption.
Methodology:
Indirect Immunofluorescence
Synonyms:
Treponemal palladium, fluorescent treponemal antigen, syphilis
4112

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Frequency: Mon-Fri    
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