Infant RPR

Alphabetical Test listing

Infant RPR-14248

  
Infant RPR
  
14248
  
LAB14248
  
RPR
  
Rapid plasma reagin
  

The RPR is the appropriate first line test for newborns and infants <6 mo of age who are born to mothers who have reactive nontreponemal and treponemal test results.

For patients ≥6 mos, order Treponema pallidum, 8325/LAB8325 (blood) or VDRL, CSF 723/LAB723 should be ordered.

 

  
Serum
  
  
0.2 mL
  

Spin

 

  

Microtainer - amber serum separator (SST)

Place the microtainer into a Snap cap conical vial/tube and cap for transport

  
  

Refrigerated

  
  • Cord blood is not acceptable due to maternal contamination
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Immunology: J
  

Non-reactive

  

Clinical consultation:

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Call (651) 201-4024 to speak with an MDH clinical expert.

  
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