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Treponema pallidum Ab, IgG, IFA (CSF)(Lab Orderable Only)

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

ARUP

 

Test ID: 

LAB3575

 

Synonyms: 

Fluorescent Treponemal Antibodies, CSF

Methodology: 

Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

5 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 mL Cerebrospinal Fluid in a CSF Tube.
Pediatric volume: 0.2 mL.
Unacceptable conditions: Heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or contaminated specimens.
Stability: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year

 

Notes: 

Inconclusive final reports indicate the initial specimen submitted has been tested twice and cannot be interpreted as either reactive or nonreactive. If it is the second specimen submitted on a patient and the report is again inconclusive, it is impossible to state definitively that the patient does or does not have syphilitic infection.

CPT Code(s): 

86780

Last Changed: 

8/16/2017 7:05:41

Last Reviewed: 

8/16/2017 7:05:41