Test Name

RPR with Reflex to Quantitation and Treponema pallidum Specific Confirmatory Testing

Specimen Type & Acceptability

7 days refrigerated

General Use

Screening test for syphilis infection.

If RPR qualitative screen is positive, the RPR will be reported with titers and Syphilis will be confirmed with a Treponemal specific test.

CPT Code(s)

86592 Qualitative
86593 Quantitative
86780 T. pallidum Confirmatory Testing

Special Instructions

Let clot for 10-20 minutes. After the sample is fully clotted, centrifuge the sample. Verify complete separation of cells and serum and refrigerate.

Container/Tube Type


1 mL Min. vol. = 500 ul

Suggested Tube Types


Typical Volume

Gold Top Serum Separator Tube (SST)

⋜ 5 mL

Tiger Top Serum Separator Tube (SST)
^For larger volume tests

> 5 mL

Red Top Tube (No additive)

⋜ 5 mL

EDTA Whole Blood

3 mL

3.2 % Sodium Citrate Whole Blood

2.7 mL

Lithium Heparin Plasma Separator Tube

⋜ 5 mL