Teichoic Acid Antibodies
0050775
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
TEICHOIC
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Immunodiffusion
Performed
Mon, Thu, Sat
Reported
1-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
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: 0.4 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
None detected.  
Interpretive Data
Titers of 1:2 or greater indicate possible deep-seated S. aureus infection.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86329
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050775Teichoic Acid Antibodies10358-0
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Aliases
  • Teichoic Acid Ab
  • Teichoic Acid Antibody, Quantitative