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TP-PA - Treponema pallidum Antibody by Particle Agglutination (MHA-TP)

Mnemonic:    [Restricted]
Name:    TP-PA - Treponema pallidum Antibody by Particle Agglutination (MHA-TP)
Specimen:     Frozen samples are unacceptable.
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050777
  Method:    Semi-Quantitative Particle Agglutination
Note:    This test should not be used for routine syphilis screening.

TP-PA is cannot be performed on CSF; the CSF VRDL is the preferred test for Cerebrospinal Fluid.
Processing Info:    This orderable (.MHA-TP) will be reflexively ordered by ARUP lab if the RPR Confirmation is reactive.

Individual requests for TP-PA or MHA-TP should be reviewed by the microbiology supervisor or a pathologist.