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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rpr (Definition)

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


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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 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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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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How common is it to get a false negative RPR test result I've take three since January all non reactive?

How common is it to get a false negative RPR test result I've take three since January all non reactive?

No false negatives: The RPR test is always positive within 6 weeks of a new syphlilis infection. False negative RPR test results are exremely rare. You should stop testing. If you have symptoms that make you suspect syphilis, you can be confident it's actually something else. See your doctor or the STD clinic if you remain conerned. ...Read more

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What tests did they do? Test -rpr, rfx qn rpr/confirm tp-pa attribute rpr value (normal range non reactive (non reactive result negativ

What tests did they do? Test -rpr, rfx qn rpr/confirm tp-pa attribute rpr value (normal range non reactive (non reactive result negativ

Syphyllis: This test was performed as a part of std screening. According to this test, syphilis (at least the secondary form and on) are absent. A directed history, risk factor assessment, symptom inventory and an exam are as if not more important. Practice safety. ...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

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What does a reactive RPR test mean?

What does a reactive RPR test mean?

See your doctor: A reactive RPR may mean that you have an infection with the organism that causes syphilis (t. Pallidum). You may need to have additional testing to confirm. If you're infected, you will need to take medication to treat it. ...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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Would an RPR test be accurate after just about five years? Should I still be worried after a negative result?

Would an RPR test be accurate after just about five years? Should I still be worried after a negative result?

RPR test: Might or might not. Was it + before? Did you have chancer? Did they swab it and see the little squiggly things in the pus? Do you know if your partner at the time was + or has developed the Syph? Has he she or it gone mad? Usually takes longer than 5 years. Trust you are wearing a condom (rubber) now. ...Read more

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Does RPR test can detect HPV?

No, it doesn't: The RPR test is designed to detect syphillis. Hpv cannot be detected in a blood test: you need a sample of cervical/vaginal cells to detect cervical "infection" with hpv. ...Read more

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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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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

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Rpr test weak reactive. Does it mean I have syphilis even I don't have symptoms?

Confirmatory test: You need to have a confirmatory test (sometimes called an fta) to tell the difference between a false postivite test, which is common, and a true infection. ...Read more

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Are RPR tests accurate for a negative result? It's been 2 years since unprotected sex

Are RPR tests accurate for a negative result? It's been 2 years since unprotected sex

Blood testing in U.S: To have any blood test in the U.S. There are significant rules about the sensitivity and specificity of the test. If you are negative and it is two years since exposure you are negative. Please move on. Your family and your friends are ready for the obsession to stop. ...Read more

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I had a RPR test done 2 years after unsafe sex. It come back negative. Is this accurate?

I had a RPR test done 2 years after unsafe sex. It come back negative. Is this accurate?

Generally speaking..: Generally speaking there are more problems with the RPR being falsely positive than being falsely negative. Even though it would be uncommon to have a false negative result you should discuss with your doctor other risk factors to determine if follow up testing is necessary. ...Read more

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Will tremponal tests (eia, ClIA) become positive before non tremponal tests (rpr, vdrl)?

Will tremponal tests (eia, ClIA) become positive before non tremponal tests (rpr, vdrl)?

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 more

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My RPR test was a positive with a titer 1:1 for syphilis. What does that mean? Is that bad?

My RPR test was a positive with a titer 1:1 for syphilis. What does that mean? Is that bad?

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

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Rpr tests are accurate when it comes to a negative result aren't they? It's been 2 years since unprotected sex. I know I'm worrying for nothing

Rpr tests are accurate when it comes to a negative result aren't they? It's been 2 years since unprotected sex. I know I'm worrying for nothing

Worrying for nothing: But, miss, your worrying for nothing is taking time away from real medical problems on this site. Please stop asking the same question. I think I have counted over ten times asking the same question. That is offensive, bothersome and rude behavior. The answers are not changing.

Perhaps it is time to get yourself to a psychiatrist to figure out why you feel it is appropriate to be so paranoid. ...Read more

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How conclusive HIV1 DNA RPR test result after 10 days.

How conclusive HIV1 DNA RPR test result after 10 days.

Hiv: Fairly conclusive. But a test at 30 days as well may be needEd ...Read more

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Why do some Dr think an RPR test for syphilis is not reliable?

RPR: Rapid plasma regain- Because many things can cause a false positive. So - it is a screening test. ...Read more

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Can RPR blood test be able to detect if you have syphilis years ago?

Can RPR blood test be able to detect if you have syphilis years ago?

Depends: Rpr tends to decrease in value following successful treatment of syphilis, though it can remain positive for a long time. An other test, specific for treponemal antibodies, generally stays positive. ...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