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RPR w/Reflex to Titer

Order Code CH300
Turnaround Time 24-48 hours
Test Includes

If RPR Screen is reactive, then RPR titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86593).

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Specimens
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport at Room Temperature
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 4 days
Refrigerated 7 days
Frozen 30 days
Reject Criteria

Gross hemolysis
Grossly lipemic

Special Instructions

Separate serum from cells within four hours of collection.

Test Details
Latex Flocculation
Clinical Significance

Syphilis is a disease caused by infection with the spirochete Treponema pallidum. The infection is systemic and the disease is characterized by periods of latency. These features, together with the fact that T pallidum cannot be isolated in culture, mean that serologic techniques play a major role in the diagnosis and follow-up of treatment for syphilis. Patients with primary or secondary syphilis should be reexamined clinically and serologically 6 months and 12 months following treatment. Typically, rapid plasma reagin titers decrease following successful treatment, but this may occur over a period of months to years.

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