This test is performed with a blood specimen. The Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) is used to test for syphilis. This blood test looks for antibodies to the syphilis virus. If the RPR is positive, another test, called a treponemal pallidum test, will be automatically run to confirm the result. Syphilis testing is essential because an individual can have a syphilis infection without knowing it and can pass it along to a partner easily.
RPR, qualitative; RPR titer; and Treponema pallidum-specific test on reactives. An additional fee is charged when a confirmatory Treponema pallidum test is performed.
Serum or plasma
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, green-top (heparin) tube, or gray-top (sodium fluoride) tube. Plasma specimens may not be less than one-half full as excess anticoagulant may cause improper results.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
|Causes for Rejection:||
Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination
Test for and confirm syphilis infection
Charcoal flocculation and agglutination
Copyright 2010 Fast STD Testing All Rights Reserved
Per the Annotated Code of Maryland, Health-General Article, §17-215, processing lab orders within the state of Maryland is strictly prohibited.
**Please be advised that all patient requests for our services and testing will be submitted for review and approval by the physician in the state your specimen is collected in accordance to all State Laws and Statutes**
Please Enter Your Zip Code To Find A Lab Local To You!