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Causes Of Rpr Positive
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 ...Read more
After a 8 year exposure and a 12 month exposure I just got tested for std rpr and hiv duo @ 1 3 6 12 mos and fta abs at 12 mos is it conclusive?
No syphilis or HIV: For sure you don't have HIV or syphilis, no worries. You have been seriously over tested. The HIV duo test is conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after exposure, and the RPR syphilis at any time 6 weeks or more. YOu didn't need an FTA-ABS test, and all HIV tests beyond for weeks were wasted money. You also should have urine or vaginal swab tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. ...Read more
Can psoriasis cause biological false positive syphilis (RPR)? can I have BFP syphilis and have nothing wrong with me and never get autoimmune disease?
Syphilis Testing: I am very curious by your question. It is difficult to have a false positive for syphilis so i would make sure that you are getting the right information and that a follow up test is scheduled. Latent syphilis can have deadly consequences so making sure you are un-infected is paramount. You may be interested to know that syphilis can be contracted by skin to skin, saliva and blood and semen. ...Read more
Asked yesterday but question was not really answered. Which comes positive first for syphilis RPR or cia?
CIA?: An appropriate syphilis test involves two stages: the RPR is done FIRST- if positive, a confirmatory test such as an "FTA-ABS' or an "EIA for TPA" must be done. The 2-stage test is more cost effective and decreases the number of 'false positive' results. Discuss this important question further with your ordering doctor. ...Read more
Nothing: There is no such thing as false positive for the HIV 4th generation test. If result is positive, you have HIV. False positive RPR is quite common, but usually no important health problem. But I wonder if you are confused about terminology? If results are negative, your question should be about false negative results. If neg results at more than 4-6 weeks, you don't have HIV or syphilis. Period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can happen: Revised reply: disregard earlier one if you saw it. At first I misunderstood the question. The newer TP specific IgG/IgM tests (EIA etc) and RPR/VDRL have similar seroconversion times, typically 4-6 weeks. The IgG tests often are positive first, but exact frequency of this isn't yet known -- more study needed. Apologies again if any confusion from earlier reply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Syphilis testing: All syphilis is "bad": it is a very dangerous infection, even if causing no symptoms at this time. However, low positive results might indicate you were treated without knowing it, e.g. if you received certain antibiotics for other infections. Or it might be a false positive test, so confirmatory testing is needed. Discuss w/ your doctor, or best to see an STD or infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more
I have had multiple consultation about wife's false positive RPR (negative confirmatory by Chemiluminescence and the negative tests she too via RPR and eia 2 weeks later...6 weeks since our last sex. Is she and baby really ok? How do I move forward...
Consult her OBGYN: The best way to track your wife's health and the baby's too is to work closely w/ her OBGYN as the pregnancy proceeds. Inform the doctor of the syphillis issue concern and correction and plan together the best way to protect all of you. It's wonderful that you care and that can be a good indication that you'll all do well. Call the OBGYN ASAP for an appointment. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: But the fta or mhtp should be negative. ...Read more
Syphilis: Vdrl and RPR are two nonspecific tests that are used to screen serum for syphilis. They are not diagnostic tests because they can be fooled by blood components other than actual syphilis. The test is usually used for general screening of patients without lesions. If the test is positive, it should be followed by a more specific test such as fta-abs. Please talk to your md. They can easily answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bloodwork says RPR is reactive &RPR quant is 1.1, wbc averages 12.2 for years. Haven't had partner in 5yrs could anything else cause these results?
RPR: Why did the doctor order an RPR? Routine screening for asymptomatic individuals not at increased risk for syphilis is not recommended. A 1:1 titer is extremely weakly positive. False positives can be caused by pregnancy, acute febrile illness, chronic liver disease, IVDA, lupus, HIV, or recent immunization. If your doctor is concerned about syphilis, he can order a confirmatory treponemal test. ...Read more
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