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Syphilis Vdrl Rpr Positive
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
12 weeks after exposure with unknown status men I tested for HIV Elisa, hbsag, hcv, vdrl rpr. Came back negative all. Is it conclusive?
No...: You have to hold your exposure for three more months and get tested....try to be selective about your exposures........ ...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
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