Order Code: C1328
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: RPR; Syphilis
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge at 1300 rcf for 10 minutes at room temperature.
Transport: Store serum at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 4 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 30 days
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 30 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; grossly hemolyzed or hyperlipemic specimens
Turn Around Time: 2 to 4 days
Intended Use: This test is a non-treponemal screening test for syphilis. Monitoring of RPR is helpful in assessing effectiveness of therapy.
Limitations: False-positive results have been associated in patients with infections, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, old age, Gaucher disease, and malignancy.