Rapid Plasma Reagin

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Immunology

Test ID/Workstation: RPR VIR4

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Red top (no anticoagulant) tube

Collection Volume: 3.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL)

Cause for rejection: Excessively hemolyzed, lipemic, or grossly contaminated specimen. Drawn in incorrect tube. QNS.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon, Wed, Fri (0800-1700)

Methodology: Macroscopic latex agglutination

Special Instructions: Cannot be performed on CSF or Cord blood. Reactive specimens will be titered and Syphilis IgG (T. pallidum) confirmation test performed. A Positive Syphilis IgG will be reported to ODH and physician notified. False positives may occur in certain disease states.

OC Power Word: LRPR

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 24-72 hrs

Additional Info: Reference range: Non-reactive

CPT Code: 86592

Synonyms: STS, Standard Test for Syphilis, Syphilis Screen

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