Syphilis RPR- Questionnaire

Questionnaire on Syphilis Non-Treponemal test (Rapid Plasma Reagin – RPR)

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Question 1:

UK NEQAS for Microbiology is considering developing an EQA scheme for the assessment of reporting of Syphilis Non-treponemal (RPR) titre results.

We would appreciate your help in filling out this questionnaire targeted to determine which laboratories may be interested in the scheme. Please tick the relevant boxes. (Tick all that apply).

1. Do you currently test for Syphilis using a Non-treponemal test?
If ‘No’ would you be considering introducing Syphilis testing using a Non-treponemal test in the future?

If you answered “yes”  for currently using a non-treponemal test for the diagnosis of Syphilis, please complete the remainder of the questionnaire

Question 2:
2. Which non-treponemal assay do you use for Syphilis testing?
Question 3:
3. If you perform RPR assay, which RPR kit do you use in your laboratory?
If other, please specify:
Question 4:
What sample type is your assay validated for? (please tick all that apply)
If other, please specify:
Question 5:
5. What total volume of specimen does your test(s) require?
If >300uL, please specify:
Question 6:
In your laboratory settings, what RPR titre does your lab report an active disease for Syphilis?
Question 7:
Would you be interested in participating in a Syphilis RPR testing pilot distribution, focusing on the correct reporting of RPR results?

Thank you for your help.

Please submit no later than 17:00 08/01/2019. If you have any queries please contact us at with the subject header as Syphilis RPR Questionnaire.

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