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RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin) Screening Assay

Mnemonic:    [RPR]
Name:    RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin) Screening Assay
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube.
Reference Range:    Negative
  Method:    Cardiolipin Coated Charcoal Flocculation
Note:    An RPR is recommended by the CDC for routine screening using the traditional testing scheme. If reactive, an RPR Confirmation will be ordered and sent to ARUP. If the RPR is repeatedly reactive an RPR Titer and TP-PA (MHA-TP) will be performed.