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What is the definition or description of: vdrl/rpr positive for syphilis?

What is the definition or description of: vdrl/rpr positive for syphilis?

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 more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Test for syphilis - what do RPR reac and vdrl reac mean?

Screening tests.: Vdrl (venerial disease research laboratory) tests against anti-cardiolipin antibodies and RPR (papid plasma reagin) tests against nonspecific antibodies suggestive of syphilis and are screening tests. Treponemal antibody tests, like fta-abs and mha-tp usually become positive two to five weeks after the initial infection. These are used to confirm syphilis and stay positive, even after therapy. ...Read more

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How accurate would a RPR test be for late latent syphilis (approx. 24-30 months after unprotected sex)? Or would a FTA-ABS/VDRL be more accurate?

How accurate would a RPR test be for late latent syphilis (approx. 24-30 months after unprotected sex)? Or would a FTA-ABS/VDRL be more accurate?

Both are good: Both are good accurate tests. Most labs start with the inexpensive RPR as a screening test and the do an FTABS if positive. Some labs go straight for VDRL or FTABS. Either way is fine. Both work great. ...Read more

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Does HPV can find by vdrl/rpr test?

Does HPV can find by vdrl/rpr test?

No: They are 2 different test. Vdrl/rpr is a test for syphilis. While they are both sexually transmitted, they have different symptoms, treatments and ways of diagnosing. ...Read more

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What else kind of std's can vdrl/rpr test can find?

What else kind of std's can vdrl/rpr test can find?

Syphilis: This test is specifically for the detection of syphilis. If you are concerned about other std's you'll need to get testing specifically for those. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are tested by genital swab, hepatitis & HIV by blood tests. Hsv by swab or blood test. Hpv testing depends on the situation. We only test for it in certain situations. ...Read more

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Does HPV DNA is under vdrl/rpr test?

Does HPV DNA is under vdrl/rpr test?

No: No. It is different test. Vdrl/rpr is test for syphillis. ...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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Asked yesterday but question was not really answered. Which comes positive first for syphilis RPR or cia?

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

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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more