Ordering Recommendation

Aids in diagnosis of staphylococcal disease.

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.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86329

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050775 Teichoic Acid Antibodies 10358-0
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Aliases
  • Teichoic Acid Ab
  • Teichoic Acid Antibody, Quantitative
Teichoic Acid Antibodies