Anti-staphylococcal ribitol teichoic acid. Endo-Staph® Teichoic Acid Antibody test is a standardized, semiquantitative screening procedure for antibodies to staphylococcal ribitol teichoic acid. High titers (>1:4) of precipitating antibody against staphylococcal ribitol teichoic acid are frequently observed in patients with endocarditis and other deep-seated infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus. A negative or low (<1:2) titer is important in suggesting an absence of underlying staphylococcal disease.
|Meridian Catalogue #:||290302|
|Kit Size||2 ml|
|Shelf Life from date of manufacture||36 Months|
|Storage Requirements||2°-8° C|
|Hazardous||Harmful – Sodium Azide|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Available Within/Outside USA||Yes|
|Suggested CPT Code||86331|
The "teichoic acid antibody titer" is reported as the highest dilution of patient serum at which a precipitin line of identity with the positive control serum is observed.