Syphilis- Anti-Treponemal Antibody

Brief Description

The Treponema Assay uses Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA) technology for the qualitative determination of total antibodies directed against Treponema pallidum in human serum.

Laboratory Unit

  • Immunology GPHL
  • Serology WPHL


Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLIA)

Specimen Collection


Collect in gold top SST tube, centrifuge.

Collect in tiger top SST tube, centrifuge.


Serum separated from the clot can be maintained at refrigerated temperature (2-8°C) during transit for no more than seven days after collection.   

Serum separated from the clot should be dispensed in aliquots, stored frozen (-20°C or colder) and shipped with dry ice.

Acceptable Specimen Type(s)


Test Request

Possible Results

  • Nonreactive
  • Equivocal
  • Reactive
  • Unsatisfactory

Reference Range


Unacceptable Conditions

  • Plasma Specimens
  • Missing testing requisition
  • Missing minimum of 2 patient identifiers
  • Improper labeling
  • Improper storage/transport of specimen
  • No specimen received (empty collection tube).
  • Wrong specimen type
  • Specimen damaged, broken, or leaking upon arrival
  • Specimen grossly hemolyzed or lipemic
  • Samples containing particulate matter or microbial contamination
  • Received more than 7 Days after collection

Interfering Substances


Result Reported

5-7 business days


No charge

LOINC/Order Codes

24110-9 (Order code: 16150 Decatur, W16150 Waycross)