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Test Code LAB1230501 Syphilis Total Antibody Screen

Test Name Alias

T. pallidum | 4049

Panel Information

This test is included in the OB Panel

Spectrum Health Laboratory Panel Information (link)

Clinical Information

Positive Syphilis Total will be followed up with RPR and titer. Additional testing for TP-PA will then be sent to MDCH

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood


Container(s): Gold Top (serum Separator - SST Gel)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 5.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Capillary collect ok? Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes


Collection Instructions:

  • Gently invert tube 8 - 10 times to mix
  • Specimen should be centrifuged within 2 hours - See processing Instructions

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Processed Specimen: Serum


Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: No


Processing Instructions:

  • Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes in a vertical position and centrifuge within 2 hours


Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Reflex Information

Reflex approved by Medical Executive Committee. Please see link: Reflex Testing Document

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 8 hours

Refrigerated: 3 days

Frozen: Aliquot serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 3 days

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual turn-around time 1 day

Reference Range

Non reactive

Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory (SHRL BW), Grand Rapids, MI


Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay



CDM Code


Epic Test ID

Not available

Interface Order Alias


Mayo Access Code

Not available


Syphilis Total Loinc 47236-5

RPR Loinc 20507-0

RPR titer Loinc 11084-1

Reviewed Date