Test: Treponemal Antibody Absorption, IgG 
  Synonym: Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody(FTA), FTA-ABS 
  Method: Indirect Fluorescent Antibody 
  Availability: Test performed on Wednesday by 0800; Results same day. 
  Specimen: serum 
  Collection Device: One 6.0mL SST (Gold) tube
Specimen Labeling: Test subject to CLIA regulations and required 2 patient identifiers on specimen container and requisition forms 
  Volume: 2.0 mL serum; 0.5 mL minimum. 
  Storage/Transport: Prior to and during shipment: Centrifuge the sample and transfer the serum into a clean tube. Refrigerate at 4-8°C

Shipping instructions, including specimen-handling requirements during transport:
All screw-top tubes must be sealed with parafilm or tape. Vacutainer tubes do not require parafilm or tape to seal.
Package and ship as UN3373 Category B, Biological Substance. Place in biohazard bag with absorbent material. Refrigerated specimen should be shipped with frozen gel-packs. Transport by NPHL ground courier (NPHL brown shipper not required). If courier not available, contact Client Services (866) 290-1406 to arrange pickup.
See instructions and shipping address: http://nphl.org 
  Unacceptable: Whole blood, improper specimen labeling 
  Specimen Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: <8 hours. Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
  Reference Interval: Nonreactive 
  Reportable Disease: Positive results are reported to the local or state health department, refer to Nebraska DHHS Title 173, Communicable Diseases 
  Comments: Pre-approval needed from state or local health department. Send approval to NPHL@unmc.edu or call (402) 559-9444.

Please provide RPR result. If no RPR result available, RPR will be performed prior to FTA. 
  Revised: 7/11/2019