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rapid plasma reagin test

 

Definition: a group of serologic tests for syphilis in which unheated serum or plasma is reacted with a standard test antigen containing charcoal particles; positive tests yield a flocculation. A modification, called the RPR (circle) card test, is widely used as a screening test.

Synonym(s): RPR test

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