Rapid Plasma Reagin with Reflex to Titer

Abbrev Code:RPRAB   
Order Code:LAB8013Order Name:Rapid Plasma Reagin w Rflx to Titer
Order Instructions:Order TREPT first.
Synonyms:RPR; Nontreponemal (NTT) Ab
Methodology:Semi-quantitative charcoal agglutination
CPT Codes: 86592, 0065U x1, 86592, 0065U x1, 86593 x1, 86593 x1, 86780 x1, 86780 x1
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

Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:4.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: 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 UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Liaison D) 


Reference Range:Nonreactive

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