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Doctor insights on: Acurracy Of Syphillis Tests At 6 Weeks

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more


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What does it mean to have a syphillis test qualitive?

What does it mean to have a syphillis test qualitive?

Easy screen: This is a cheap, easy, and reliable screening test for syphilis. Should it turn up positive, your physician may want to get something quantitative, with real numbers, to make sure of the diagnosis and perhaps monitor your response to treatment. ...Read more

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Is 10 days enough for a syphillis test after exposure?

Is 10 days enough for a syphillis test after exposure?

Your question: Unfortunately 10 days is not usually enough time for a positive test. Four weeks is typical. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/ syphillis & was treated. I had my partner tested it came back negative. I am getting symptoms again & test is pos. How can this be?

In late stage: In late stage of syphilis screening tests might be false negative in 30 % of cases, your partner needs to be retested with so-called treponema tests. ...Read more

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What does RPR reactive syphillis test mean?

Suggestive of. ..: Positive RPR test suggests the host has or had syphilis but definite diagnosis requires a confirmatory test. A number of different medical conditions can cause false positive RPR test. ...Read more

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What's the significance of a RPR reactive syphillis test?

Syphilis: It generally means you either have syphilis, or have had it and been treated for it in the past. However, false positives occur, which is why a positive RPR is always confirmed with a more specific test. ...Read more

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I have read on that 6 weeks after a possible exposure is good for a syphilis test, mine was done at 39 days instead of 42. Still valid? 3 days matter?

Here are some. ..: Generally speaking the number or values as quoted in the literature are so-called normal "range" to cover some 95% of cases and should be used as references of daily medical practice and living, not at 100% like machine. In practice, it's good idea to combine high vigilance and keen diligence to assess history, practice safe sex, and rouse professional alertness so to test timely - not rigidly. ...Read more

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In how many weeks syphilis is detectable by test?

2-4 weeks: There is a window period during which time you might not test positive for syphilis but still be infected. This window period can vary by type of test -- and probably from person to person. The syphilis lesion (chancre) usually appears 1-3 weeks after exposure and the vdrl/rpr blood test usually is reactive 1-2 weeks after the lesion appears. ...Read more

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What does CIA non-reactive syphilis mean? Does that mean I need more tests?

Depends on timing, Sx: The answer depends on the timing of possible exposure to syphilis & any symptoms (Sx) that you may have. So, it's impossible to answer your question here. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to the doctor who ordered the test. CIA, or chemiluminescence assays, are REACTIVE when treponemal (bacteria that causes syphilis) antibodies detected. It can be Non-Reactive in early stages (false neg) despite Sx. GL ...Read more

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How soon after contacting syphilis dies it take to be dected in a bliid test?

Antibodies tested: The test is for antibodies, which need time to show up post exposure. Fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) test. The FTA-ABS test checks for antibodies to the bacteria that cause syphilis and can be used to detect syphilis the first 3 to 4 weeks after exposure to syphilis bacteria. The test can be done on a sample of blood or spinal fluid. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of syphilis but the test results came back negative. What could I have?

Needs evaluation: The basic test for syphilis is calked an rpr. It is very sensitive meaning a false positive is rare. If you know you have been exposed then get retested. The symptoms of syphilis vary widely and can often be confused for other disease. Because of this syphilis is known as the "great imitator." see your doctor to evaluate what other tests for other diagnosis should be considered. ...Read more

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I was recently with someone who told me today they have syphilis. I was with them two days ago how long will the tests take to show up if I have it?

Weeks to months: The body does not develop detectable antibody in 2 days but you need to get checked for other STDs as well if you have had sexual contact with an infected person. It is too bad that you were not informed prior. ...Read more

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Is it possible for two syphillis blood tests to be wrong?

Is it possible for two syphillis blood tests to be wrong?

Probably not: There is no deal way to know, but the old unethical study at Tuskeegee suggests that if there are false negatives, they are very rare. ...Read more

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Should I worry if my syphillis test came back faulse/ positive when pregnant?

No: If your doctor is certain that it was a false positive then you do not have syphilis. Usually there is done addition testing done to look for other causes of false positive syphilis tests like an ana. Ask if those were done. ...Read more

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Is a negative syphilis test at 8 weeks conclusive?

Yes: Syphilis blood tests virtually always turn positive within 6 weeks. Your negative result at 8 weeks is conclusive. ...Read more

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Is there other types of tests for syphilis besides blood?

Yes: If syphilis of the brain is suspected, we will check the cerebrospinal fluid. And sadly, sometimes syphilis is diagnosed only at autopsy, after it has produced its terrible long-term effects. Thankfully, nowadays this is uncommon. ...Read more

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What other uses has RPR test other than for screneing for syphilis?

None approved: Rpr may be falsely positive in a person with lupus but it not a recommended for that diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should I get retested for syphilis if my RPR test came back positive?

Absolutely: If whoever tested you is on top of things, you've already been advised to have a more specific test. ...Read more

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I got a negative rpr test 3 weeks after exposure. Am I safe with syphilis?

I got a negative rpr test 3 weeks after exposure. Am I safe with syphilis?

Probably: Repeat it at eight weeks. It's not a bad idea for a guy with a social life to get checked for HIV and syphilis yearly. If the syphilis test turns up positive, there's plenty of time before any damage can be done. ...Read more

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I’ve had syphilis test at 3weeks 4 weeks and 41 days all negative am I hood to move on?

Sounds ok, until...: Until the next time one has sexual or other intimate contact with a person carrying syphilis. Of course, it is very hard to tell if the people you meet have syphilis... so live carefully... and see the doctor for routine check-ups according to the doctor's advised screening schedule. ...Read more

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What is risk to syphilis if doxacycline 100 mg 2 times for 14 days taken after sex without any test?

Syphylis: That is a therapy for syphylis but I don't understand if you are asking if you can develop syphylis after treating it even though you did not have it to begin with. ...Read more

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I’ve had syphilis test at 3weeks 4 weeks and 41 days all negative am I good to move on from this nightmare?

I’ve had syphilis test at 3weeks 4 weeks and 41 days all negative am I good to move on from this nightmare?

Conclusive: If it was a syphilis ELISA or EIA best, it was conclusive at 4 weeks. No matter what type of test it was, the 6 week (41 day) result for sure is conclusive. For sure you didn't acquire syphilis during the exposure you are concerned about. ...Read more

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Is a syphilis test accurate after just about five years after last exposure? Can syphilis disappear before then? Shold I still be woried? Nontreponemal?

Testing for Syphilis: Exposure is different from infection. Once infected tests some tests are + for life.
exposure does not give + test. Some tests are good + for life. Unless your immune system is ravaged by AIDs.
Good review at uptodate. Com

Trust you use a condom. ...Read more

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Will an RPR test find Syphilis infection even if it has been 2, 6, 10, years from infection?

RPR: An RPR is a screening test for syphilis. It looks for antibodies present in the blood of people who may have the disease. A negative test is considered normal. A positive test may mean that you have syphilis. However, false positives can occur. If the screening test RPR is positive, the diagnosis is confirmed with more specific testing. ...Read more

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Can syphillis stay dormant in your body and test results come up as negative for first few months of infection?

It can stay dormant.: For years but not really with negative blood tests. Blood tests will become positive soon after infection. ...Read more

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How many days after a possible exposure to syphillis does it take to be tested accurately? If it's too early to test should I start on an antibiotic?

Here are some. ..: What you reported suggests you haven't suffered from any form of the clinical disease of syphilis. Your desire for being tested seems out of "fear" and the time of exposure is unclear. But the incubation period of syphilis is about 10-90 days so inexpensive indirect serologic test may be used in 6-12 weeks after suspected time of exposure; you're still safe in its early stage. More? Ask Doc. ...Read more

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Can a urine test diagnose syphilis?

Can a urine test diagnose syphilis?

No: Diagnosis requires a blood test. GC and chlyamdia can be diagnosed with a urine test. ...Read more

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How accurate is the test for syphilis?

Nearly 100%: It depens (penicillamine) on which test (there are several) and the time since exposure to syphilis. The standard blood tests accurately detect almost 100% of syphilis present more than 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can I trust in a syphilis test at 61 days?

Yes: In short yes. There are several types....Ftab, treponema antibody and RPR (rapid plasma reagin). The tests are very reliable. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false negative syphilis test?

Yes, early infection: It takes a few weeks for the blood tests to become positive, so false neg is common soon after infection. Once infction is established and a few weeks have passed, false negatives are rare. And even in those rare circumstances, the infection usually is not active or likely to be damaging. If outwardly healthy, a neg blood test is virtually 100% assurance against active or transmissible syphilis. ...Read more

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When to report syphilis reactive or positive in laboratory test?

When to report syphilis reactive or positive in laboratory test?

The LAB will.: In many states, you will need to check yours, the lab will automatically report a positive sti, such as syphilis, chlamydia, or gonorrhea to the state. ...Read more

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I think that I might have syphilis. Where is a blood test taken?

I think that I might have syphilis. Where is a blood test taken?

Your doctor: Your doctor can order a blood test and most hospital labs are capable for performing the test. A community health clinic may offer the service. ...Read more

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What kind of syphilis test would become positive first, RPR or cia?

Need two tests: Generally two tests are needed to confirm diagnosis of syphilis, one VDRL/RPR and one specific antibody like MHTP. See this site for more info.

http://www. Webmd. Com/sexual-conditions/syphilis-tests ...Read more