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Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test with titer, if Reactive

Updated

8/15/2013

Other Names Syphilis (RPR)
How to Order
Check the RPR box on the green Virology form 42
Availability
All clients
Methodology
Charcoal Agglutination
Performed
Daily
Time to Reporting
Results released on day of test
CPT Code
86592 if Non-reactive, 86593 if Reactive


Specimen Collection Details

Collection
One 7 ml red top tube or serum separator tube (SST).
Optimal Volume
Blood: 5 ml; Serum 1.0 ml
Minimum Volume
Blood: 3 ml; Serum 0.5 ml
Handling
After blood clots, keep specimen refrigerated until transport. If possible remove the serum from the clot as soon as possible. DO NOT FREEZE. Sample must be tested within 7 days of collection.
Transport
Transport refrigerated at 2-8° C within 5 days.
Rejection Criteria
The following specimens are unacceptable for testing: CSF specimens, lipemic specimens, grossly hemolytic specimens, and specimens that have been frozen and thawed more than once.
Comments
This test is intended as a screening test for syphilis. Any reactive results are titered to the endpoint. Reactive specimens will be reflexed to the FTA test unless prior history of a reactive FTA exists.