Rapid Plasma Reagin with Reflex to Titer


Sunquest Code:RPRAB  
Epic Code:LAB8013Epic Name:Rapid Plasma Reagin w Rflx to Titer
Order Instructions:Order TREPT first.
Synonyms:RPR; Nontreponemal (NTT) Ab
Methodology:Semi-quantitative charcoal agglutination
Turnaround Time:Performed three times per week; results are reported the next day.
Special Instructions:Only ordered on Rheumatology Clinic patients and patients who had previous reactive treponema antibody. For all other patients order the Treponema Antibody with Reflex (TREPT). See Associated Links.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:4.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis
Contraindications:This test (RARAB) is not used to test CSF specimens; see VDRL, Cerebrospinal.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and leave sample in serum separator tube (preferred). Alternatively, aliquot 3 mL, 2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:7 days at refrigerated temperature; for longer storage freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Nonreactive


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