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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Rpr (Overview)

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".


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What does RPR reactive syphillis test mean?

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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Rpr (Overview)

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".


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Can you please tell me what exactly the RPR test screens for?

Syphilis: It's very helpful. There are a few false postives. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Good day doctors! does it possible that RPR test can be positive result if I have an hpv?

Good day doctors!  does it possible that RPR test can be positive result  if I have an hpv?

No: Hpv will not cause a false positive RPR test. But there are many possible causes of false RPR tests so in all cases we run a confirmatory fta test. ...Read more

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Serology tests, what do you mean by rpr?

Serology tests, what do you mean by rpr?

RPR = syphilis test: Rpr (rapid plasma reagin) is a test usually done to screen for the presence of antibodies produced in response to the organism that causes syphilis (t. Pallidum). A negative test usually means that you don't have syphilis. A reactive RPR may indicate infection. ...Read more

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What does a non reactive RPR test mean?

What does a non reactive RPR test mean?

No syphilis: Individual who tests negative on RPR syphilis screening does not have syphilis or has not had one in recent years. ...Read more

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My cardiolipin and RPR are normal but my drvvt came in high. I've had many symptoms of a rheum: immuno and neuro issues. What does this test mean ?

My cardiolipin and RPR are normal but my drvvt came in high. I've had many symptoms of a rheum: immuno and neuro issues. What does this test mean ?

See your doctor: You are obviously in the middle of a comprehensive work-up, and these test don't necessarily confirm a diagnosis by themselves, but are a part of the bigger picture which includes detailed history and physical exam. Discuss this and further options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. is an RPR test and HIV 4th Gen ab ab 1/2 test conclusive at 14 weeks. thanks?

Hello Dr. is an RPR test and HIV 4th Gen ab ab 1/2 test conclusive at 14 weeks. thanks?

Yes, conclusive: Both tests are 100% conclusive at that time -- in fact, much earlier. That HIV test is conclusive at 4 weeks and RPR at 6 weeks. ...Read more

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My results @day21 of low risk exp (oral w/o condom, protected vaginal): gc, CT naat - neg; rpr, HIV 1&2, ab/ag, pooled nat - non rea. Am i hiv/sti neg?

My results @day21 of low risk exp (oral w/o condom, protected vaginal): gc, CT naat - neg; rpr, HIV 1&2, ab/ag, pooled nat - non rea. Am i hiv/sti neg?

Probably: However, it is too soon to tell. If you had high risk exposure you should discuss prophylactic treatment with your doctor. It may take up to six months for HIV infection to manifest itself, so you should repeat the tests in 6 months. ...Read more

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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?

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

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False RPR test what cause them?

False RPR test what cause them?

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