Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 1 week
Method: Charcoal Flocculation
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 2 hrs
Usage: Rapid plasma reagin (RPR) is a blood test to screen for syphilis. Antigens used in RPR test are similar to VDRL except that they are charcoal coated to enhance the sensitivity of the test. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum. RPR is used as a screening test for Syphilis & for following the progression of disease and response to therapy.
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required