Treponema pallidum Antibody, Particle Agglutination (TPAPA)

Test Code
LAB3105

Quest Code
653

CPT Codes
86780

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum in gold top or plain red top tube

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Container
Transport tube

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis • Lipemia • Plasma • CSF

Methodology
Particle Agglutination

Setup Schedule
Monday through friday

Reference Range
Non-Reactive

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 Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-Chantilly VA
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151-2228




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.