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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Syphilis serology

Synonyms

Treponemal serology
RPR
TPPA

External Price (excl. GST)

Syphilis screen

$17.16

RPR

$9.32

TPPA

$8.87

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Gold or Red tube

Paediatric Specimen

Paediatric Gold or Red tube

Instructions for Referral to Waikato Lab

Aliquot Instructions

500uL serum

Aliquot Transport

Chilled

Test Information

Department

Immunology

Test Availability

Mon - Fri, 0800 - 1630 excl. Public Holidays

Laboratory Turnaround Time

48 hours

Additional Information

All serum syphilis serology requests will be screened by CMEIA.

Samples showing reactivity on the screening test will then be tested by RPR and TPPA.

 

Electronic Information

Registration Code

SYPSGR

HL7Mapping Code

$SYPSGR