SyphilisRPR

Syphilis Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) – Qualitative 

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure: MBY0264A

CPT: 86592


Syphilis Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) – Qualitative
Synonym(s): Syphilis Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) - Qualitative
Requisition Form G-2A
Test Description A qualitative agglutination test for the serological detection of reagin antibodies
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human specimens
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Serum
Minimum Volume/Size Required 200 µL - qualitative and quantitative test
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping
  • Store at 2°C to 8°C for 5 days 
  • For long term storage, remove serum and store frozen at -20°C or colder
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number)
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Handle as infectious agent using universal precautions.
  • Triple contain in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents.
    Additional forms & resources
Method Qualitative agglutination test
Turn-around Time 4 days
Interferences/Limitations A specimen is too hemolyzed for testing for testing when printed matter cannot be read through it.  Icteric, lipemic and grossly hemolyzed specimens should not be used because of the possibility of nonspecific reactions.
Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient quantity
  • unacceptable specimen type or source
  • improper shipping conditions expired media or collection container
  • discrepancies between specimen label and submission form
  • incomplete or missing submission form.
Additional Information If the RPR Qualitative test is positive, follow up with the Quantitative RPR as a confirmatory reflex.

Last updated May 3, 2021