SYPHILIS SCREEN NEONATAL

Mnemonic

SYPH NEO

Synonym

RPR Titer Reflex - RPR with Reflex to Titer - Treponema pallidum with Reflex to Titer - RPR - Non-Treponemal Test

Includes

RPR with Reflex to Titer

Guidelines

Please see Syphilis Testing Algorithms

Order test for patients less than 30 days old.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

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Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Separate serum from cells within 1 hour of collection.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Serum (1.25 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8 ºC)

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed specimens, Plasma, CSF

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

RPR: 7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

RPR Cardiolipin Card Flocculation Assay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Comments

Reactive RPR results will be titered.

CPT Codes

RPR: 86592; RPR Titer: 86593

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:53 AM