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Rapid Plasma Reagin

Item Value
Clinical Questions Does my patient have syphilis?
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test group Syphilis
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Monday-Friday (day shift)
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate sample
Normal range Non-reactive
Synonyms RPR; Prenatal screening; congenital infection; prenatal infection; Syphilis; Treponema pallidum; TPAB
Stability Refrigerated 4 days
Turn around times 1-3 days
Reflex? Yes, if positive a confirmatory test (TPAB) will be performed at an additional charge.

Testing may be ordered without this reflex (codes RPRNO, RPRO) for known positive patients in whom the RPR titer is being followed as an indication of effective therapy.
Additional information Positive results are reported as reactive and titered.

Positive results are confirmed by a specific treponemal antibody test (TPAB) unless the check box is marked on the requisition to omit this reflex testing
Last Updated 10/15/2014 12:13:56 PM
Entry Number 833
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