RPR Diagnosis (Syphilis) with Reflex to Titer and Confirmatory Testing
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description:This is a non-treponemal screening test for syphilis. False positive results may occur due to systemic lupus erythematosus, leprosy, brucellosis, atypical pneumonia, typhus, yaws, pinta, or pregnancy. Monitoring of RPR is helpful in assessing effectiveness of therapy. If RPR screen is reactive, RPR Titer and Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody (FTA) Confirmatory testing will be performed.

Limitations: False-positive results have been associated in patients with infections, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, old age, Gaucher disease, and malignancy.

Alternate Name(s): Premarital RPR, Syphilis Serology Screen, Blood, ART, Rapid Plasma Reagin, Automated Reagin Test