RPR QUALITATIVE BLOOD (RPR)
: Red top (clot activator with gel) or red top (no gel)
: Light green top PST (Lithium Heparin)
: 2 bullets
: 5 mL whole blood
: 1 mL whole blood
: Refrigerated: whole blood - up to 3 days, serum - 1 week
Reasons for Rejection
: Gross hemolysis or contamination
: Monday - Saturday
: Morning (Usually)
: 24 hours
: 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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