Specimen Requirements

Title

VDRL (RPR)

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate serum.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

1-2 Days

Clinical Use

Because RPR is a non-treponemal test, it is useful for screening, monitoring treatment and detecting reinfection. Positive tests will reflex to FTA for conformation

Test Code

RPR