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Test Code LAB494 Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR), Serum

Additional Codes


Reporting Title

RPR Qualitative with titers if reactive



Becton-Dickinson, Macro-VueTM (RPR)

Reflexes a Syphilis Ab (48052) if positive   


Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services-RMH Special Testing

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in a gold-top serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated.


1. A speckled-top serum gel tube (s) or a plain, red-top tube(s) is also acceptable.

2. Plasma from a mint-green tube can be used for the RPR, but not for the reflexed Syphilis Ab of a reactive RPR is to be confirmed.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate/Frozen OK/Ambient OK

Reference Values



Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86592 - screen

86593 - titer

86780 - Syphilis Ab if not previously performed) (if appropriate)