Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR), Qualitative Test

Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR), Qualitative Test

CPT Test code: 86592

Specimen: Serum or plasma
Volume: 1 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: 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.
Collection: To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.
Storage Instructions: • Serum: Refrigerate up to five days; freeze to store for more than five days.

• Plasma: Refrigerate and test within 48 hours; do not freeze.

Causes for Rejection: Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination
Reference Interval: Nonreactive
Use: Test for syphilis