- Patient Preparation
- Serum separator tube.
- Specimen Preparation
- Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- CSF, plasma, or other body fluids. Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|Test Code||Components||Reference Interval|
|T.Pallidum Ab, IgG (FTA-ABS)||Nonreactive|
|0050777||Treponema pallidum Antibody by TP-PA||Nonreactive|
The FTA test is not recommended for cerebrospinal fluid specimens. For CSF specimens, the VDRL-CSF test is recommended.
Inconclusive results will be repeated by TP-PA to aid the physician in diagnosis. 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.
Reflex will only happen when the FTA is found to be inconclusive. Additional charges apply.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name|
|0050477||T.Pallidum Ab, IgG (FTA-ABS)|
- Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption Test
- Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody, Serum, IgG
- FTA, Serum
- FTA-ABS Reflex to TP-PA
- Syphilis Ab FTA-ABS reflex to TP-PA
- T pallidum Ab FTA-ABS reflex to TP-PA
- T pallidum Ab TP-PA
- Treponema Antibody, Serum
- Treponema pallidum Antibody FTA-ABS, Serum
- Treponema pallidum Particle Agglutination Assay