RPR

Mnemonic

RPR

Synonym

RAPID PLASMA REAGIN

Guidelines

The RPR screening test detects reagin, a substance that may be present in syphilitic persons and occasionally in serum from persons with acute or chronic conditions. Reactive results support diagnosis of early, late and latent subclinical syphilis.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Allow blood to clot, centrifuge and pour serum into a plastic tube.

Preferred Volume

0.50 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Plasma and spinal fluid specimens, specimens with hemolysis

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: up to 5 days; Frozen at -20°C: 1 year

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Method

Agglutination

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Non-reactive

CPT Codes

86592

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:29 AM