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.
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 Name
0050775Teichoic Acid Antibodies
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