Lab Test : RPR

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Alternate:Rapid Plasma Reagin; Syphilis; Standard Test for Syphilis (STS)
Includes:RPR. All reactive tests are titered and shipped out for confirmation by FTA-ABS testing.
Department:Immunology-Serology
Phone:(937) 641-3369
SQ Code:RPR
Available:Tests are batched and run weekly
Turnaround:7 days
Specimen:Blood
Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Red top tube or 2 serum separator microtainers
Temperature:N/A
Rejection:Gross hemolysis or gross lipemia.
Normal:Nonreactive
Uses:Screening test for syphilis.
Limitations:Certain disease states such as measles, chicken pox, viral pneumonia, upper respiratory infections, smallpox vaccinations and pregnancy may yield a false positive reaction. Chronic false positive of > 6 months can be associated with SLE, metastatic carcinoma, rheumatoid arthritis, serum protein abnormalities, rheumatoid factors and narcotic addiction. Reactive tests due to related treponemal infections will also occur. In latent syphilis, and in a month to 2 years after successful treatment, the RPR may become nonreactive. Cannot be performed on spinal fluid.
Method:Agglutination
 

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