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Rapid Plasma Reagin

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Immunology

Test ID/Workstation :
Specimen Type:
Tube Type:
Red top (no anticoagulant) tube
Collection Volume:
3.0 mL (minimum 1.0 mL)
Cause for Rejection:
Excessively hemolyzed, lipemic, or grossly contaminated specimen. Drawn in incorrect tube. QNS.
Mon, Wed, Fri (0800-1700)
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.
24-72 hrs
Additional Info:
Reference range: Non-reactive
CPT Code:
STS, Standard Test for Syphilis, Syphilis Screen
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