Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR), Qualitative Test

CPT: 86592
Updated on 11/17/2017
Print Share

Test Details

Synonyms

  • Nontreponemal Test
  • Syphilis Serology

Use

This test can be used to follow treatment response in patients being treated for syphilis infection. This assay should not be used to screen for syphilis infection. To screen for syphilis infection, a reflex cascade that includes both RPR and a treponema-specfic assay should be utilized, such as Treponema pallidum (Syphilis) Screening Cascade (082345) or Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test With Reflex to Quantitative RPR and Confirmatory Treponema pallidum Antibodies (012005). See Related Information to view these tests.

Test for syphilis

This test can be used to follow treatment response in patients being treated for syphilis infection. This assay should not be used to screen for syphilis infection. To screen for syphilis infection, a reflex cascade that includes both RPR and a treponema-specfic assay should be utilized, such as Treponema pallidum (Syphilis) Screening Cascade (082345) or Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test With Reflex to Quantitative RPR and Confirmatory Treponema pallidum Antibodies (012005). See Related Information to view these tests.

Methodology

Charcoal flocculation

Reference Interval

Nonreactive

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions

Room temperature

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

7 days

Refrigerated

7 days

Frozen

7 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Causes for Rejection

Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination; plasma specimen

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
006072 RPR 20507-0 006072 RPR 20507-0
Reflex Table for RPR
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 006464 RPR, Quant. 006464 RPR, Quant. 31147-2

For Providers

Please login to order a test.

 

© 2017  Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings and Lexi-Comp Inc. All Rights Reserved.

CPT Statement/Profile Statement

The LOINC® codes are copyright © 1994-2017, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Committee. Permission is granted in perpetuity, without payment of license fees or royalties, to use, copy, or distribute the LOINC® codes for any commercial or non-commercial purpose, subject to the terms under the license agreement found at https://loinc.org/license/. Additional information regarding LOINC® codes can be found at LOINC.org, including the LOINC Manual, which can be downloaded at LOINC.org/downloads/files/LOINCManual.pdf