Name: RPR, Confirm if positive
Test Name: RPR, Confirm if positive
Health Link Test Code: RPRFTA
LIS Test Code: RPR
CPT Code(s): 86592
Nontreponemal screening test for syphilis. This test should be requested for initial diagnosis of syphilis. For post-treatment follow-up testing where confirmatory testing is not required, please order "RPR, No Confirmation".
Days Performed: Mon-Fri.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 3 days.
Collection Container: Red top
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL
Remove from cells immediately
Sample Analyzed: Serum
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.3 mL
Centrifuge immediately. Transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to Laboratory as soon as possible. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Reactive samples are forwarded an approved reference laboratory for confirmation by TP-PA.
This method is approved for diagnostic testing only. It is not approved for screening tissue donors that fall under FDA's HCT/P requirements.
False negative results may occur due to failure to recognize prozone reactions which can occur in 1% to 2% of patients with secondary syphils. Please call and request to check for prozone if suspected.