Test Name: RPR, Rfx Qn RPR/Confirm TP-PA. Test Code: 012005. Other Names: N/A. Test Includes: RPR. Specimen Requirements: Serum OR plasma, 2 mL.
RPR test: Rapid plasma reagin, a blood test for syphilis that looks for an antibody that is present in the bloodstream when a patient has syphilis. A negative (nonreactive) RPR is compatible with a person not having syphilis, but in the early stages of the disease, the RPR often gives false negative results.
It is conclusive as it is a very sensitive test. In fact it is so sensitive there are lots of false positives. You can pretty much bank on a negative to be .
Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) with Reflex to Titer and TP-PA Confirmation. CDC recommended test for the screening and diagnosis of syphilis. For RPR test that follows reverse algorithm, refer to Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) with Reflex to RPR Titer or T. pallidum Antibody by Particle Agglutination (2007443).
A rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test is a blood test used to screen you for syphilis. It works by detecting the nonspecific antibodies that your body produces while fighting the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum.