Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Syphilis Antibody Screen

Test Name: Syphilis Antibody Screen
Alternate Name(s): Syphilis
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Blood-5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect acute and convalescent blood aseptically in Vacutainer tubes.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays to Public Health Laboratory.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-28
Revised Date: 2018-07-01
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: CMIA
If CMIA is reactive confirmatory testing is performed by both:
- Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR)
- Treponema pallidum Particulate Agglutination Assay (TPPA)
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: CMIA
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
SYPHILIS
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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