A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: rpr?
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Dr. John Manzella answered
46 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Syphilis Screen: Rapid plasma reagin (rpr) is a blood test that looks for non-specific antibodies that may indicate that the organism (treponema pallidum) that causes syphilis is present. The term "reagin" means that this test does not look for antibodies against the actual bacterium, but rather for antibodies against substances released by cells when they are damaged. From "redbook".
Answered on Mar 12, 2015
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