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RPR QUALITATIVE BLOOD (RPR)

Department: Immunology
Test Synonym(s): RPR
CPT Codes: 86592
Reference Range: Nonreactive
Tube Type: Red top (clot activator with gel) or red top (no gel)
Specimen: Blood
Alternate Specimen: Light green top PST (Lithium Heparin)
Pediatric Requirements: 2 bullets
Volume: 5 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume: 1 mL whole blood
Temperature: Refrigerate
Stability: Refrigerated: whole blood - up to 3 days, serum - 1 week
Reasons for Rejection: Gross hemolysis or contamination
Days Performed: Monday - Saturday
Times Performed: Morning (Usually)
TAT: 24 hours
Significance: If reactive, quantitative RPR will be performed and charged. If MHA-TP has never been performed on a reactive specimen, the sample will be sent to the state for confirmatory test.





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