SYPGR - Specimen: Syphilis IgG Antibody with Reflex, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: SYPGR    
Syphilis IgG Antibody with Reflex, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If syphilis IgG is positive, then rapid plasma reagin (RPR) will be performed at an additional charge.

 

If RPR is positive, then RPR titer will be performed at an additional charge.

 

If RPR is negative, then syphilis antibody will be performed at an additional charge.

 

See Syphilis Serology Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Forms

 

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

Heat-inactivated specimen

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days