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Syphilis, Antibody Screen, Routine
Test Code: SYPHAB
Synonyms/Keywords
Syphilis Screen, Treponema pallidum, VDRL​, RPR
Test Components
Syphilis Treponemal IgG Antibody Screen
Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) (if needed)
Treponemal Particle agglutination (TPPA) ( if needed)​
Useful For
This test is for screening/diagnostic purposes. For therapeutic monitoring order RPR, Therapeutic Monitoring (RPRTM).
Samples will be tested for IgG antibodies to Treponemal pallidum. Positive screens will reflex to the RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin) test at an additional charge. In case the results of the IgG antibody testing disagree with the RPR, another treponemal test, Treponemal pallidum Particle Agglutination (TPPA) will be performed at an additional charge.
 
NOTE: The CDC and WHO recommend both a positive antibody test against the causative agent Treponema pallidum and a positive non-treponemal test such as the Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) before making a serological diagnosis of syphilis.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​ Red Top Tube (RTT) or Serum Separator Tube (SST) 1.0 mL​ 0.5 mL​ 0.5 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Frozen​ > 7 days​
Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​ 1 day​ Multiplex Flow Immunoassay/Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ ​Negative
Interpretation
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
86780​ 1​ Syphilis, treponemal
86593 1​ RPR (if needed)​
86780​ ​1 ​TP-PA (if needed)
Synonyms/Keywords
Syphilis Screen, Treponema pallidum, VDRL​, RPR
Test Components
Syphilis Treponemal IgG Antibody Screen
Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) (if needed)
Treponemal Particle agglutination (TPPA) ( if needed)​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Syphilis Antibody, IgG
​Cerner ​Syphilis, Ab Screen, Routine
​COM ​Syphilis, Ab Screen, Routine
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​ Red Top Tube (RTT) or Serum Separator Tube (SST) 1.0 mL​ 0.5 mL​ 0.5 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Frozen​ > 7 days​
Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis
Useful For
This test is for screening/diagnostic purposes. For therapeutic monitoring order RPR, Therapeutic Monitoring (RPRTM).
Samples will be tested for IgG antibodies to Treponemal pallidum. Positive screens will reflex to the RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin) test at an additional charge. In case the results of the IgG antibody testing disagree with the RPR, another treponemal test, Treponemal pallidum Particle Agglutination (TPPA) will be performed at an additional charge.
 
NOTE: The CDC and WHO recommend both a positive antibody test against the causative agent Treponema pallidum and a positive non-treponemal test such as the Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) before making a serological diagnosis of syphilis.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ ​Negative
Interpretation
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​ 1 day​ Multiplex Flow Immunoassay/Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200​
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
86780​ 1​ Syphilis, treponemal
86593 1​ RPR (if needed)​
86780​ ​1 ​TP-PA (if needed)
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.