Treponema pallidum

Alphabetical Test listing

Treponema pallidum-8325

  
Treponema pallidum
  
8325
  
86780.1
  
TNP
  
Syphilis antibody
Trep
T pallidum
VDRL
RPR
  
  • All reactive and equivocal results reflex to an RPR titer
    • If the RPR titer is also reactive, testing stops and results are reported to state
    • If the RPR titer is non-reactive, the specimen is referred to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for confirmation by TPPA (Treponema pallidum particle agglutination) assay
  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.25 mL
  

Spin

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
  

Spin and separate

  
  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Frozen - 6 months

  
  • Grossly hemolyzed samples
  • Lipemic samples   
  • Samples exhibiting obvious microbial contamination
  • Heat inactivated samples

 

 

  
AHL - Immunology: I
  
Mo - Sa
  
1 - 2 days
  

Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)

  

Non-reactive

  

Clinical consultation

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provides a Syphilis Hotline for clinician questions about syphilis testing, results interpretation, treatment, and followup. Please call (651) 201-4024 to speak with an MDH clinical expert.

Treponema pallidum algorithm for Syphilis screening

  
86780 - T pallidum

Additional CPT codes (when appropriate):
86592 - Rapid plasma reagin (RPR)
86593 - RPR quant
86780 - Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TPPA)
  
Yes
  
  
01/04/2010
  
09/30/2019
  
09/16/2020