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  TPPA Specimen Type:
  also known as TPHA , Microhemagglutination-TREP Pallidum, T. pallidum Particle Agglutination

Blood


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: 7 mL SST
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A Nonreactive
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 7 mL Whole Blood
Absolute minimum amount: 1 mL Whole Blood - 0.5 mL serum
Method of collection: Venipuncture
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Serology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Monday and Thursday
Must be in by: 1000 - Monday, Thursday
Routine turn around time: 6 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
Scheduling requirements : Performed on Mondays and Thursdays. TPPA testing will be performed when the patient's RPR or serum VDRL is reactive. TPPA is reactive for life, therefore repeat testing is not necessary when result is reactive. It is not appropriate on CSF.
Method: Hemagglutination
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
SOFTLAB abbreviation: TPPA
Secondary code: 5190
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A