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Vdrl Tpha Test Nonreactive
8 months post possible exposure, results of VDRL and TPHA tests are non-reactive. Can these results be considered conclusive for not having Syphilis?
Yes, conclusive: These tests are conclusive any time 6 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. ...Read more
Unclear question: If the vdrl test is positive, one month after exposure, it is reliable; if negative, you need to re do the test in 2-3 months. You should also be tested for hiv, hep c, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and may be more. Please consult your doctor for proper choice of investigation. ...Read more
No syphilis.: Vdrl (veneral disease research laboratory) is a non-treponemal specific blood test that is widely used to screen populations for syphilis. A negative test if reassuring; a positive (reactive) test has to be followed by a treponemal-specific test such a fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (fta-abs). ...Read more
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
I had my blood tested 17 yrs ago for vdrl and came positive at first but negative when repeated, recent test also came weak positive, what does it mean?
See a specialist: In venereal diseases! The vdrl est for detection of syphilis is basically a non treponemal test that is known to have false positives reactions. Quantitative vdrl test is much better thus essential as well and HIV test. Sometimes a spinal tap (CSF) vdrl is needed too. As I said, see a good specialist in the field of venereal diseases. ...Read more
VDRL is for syphilis: No - HIV testing is a separate test. VDRL is a test for syphilis. If you've had an exposure, you might be getting tested for multiple diseases. Hopefully your doctor explained that... It's always good to be safe -that's the best key to health. Syphilis is treatable and can be cured. HIV can be well managed with daily medicines, but can be fatal over time if not diagnosed. Hope this helps. ...Read more
False positive vdrl: The antibody against the syph treponeme produced by a patient with syphilis reacts with an extract of ox heart (diphosphatidyl glycerol). VDRL therefore detects anti-cardiolipin antibodies (IgG, IgM or IgA), visualized through foaming of the test tube fluid, or "flocculation". False positive results happen thru cross reaction of anocther glycoprotein. Can be from drugs, viruses, lupus, RA, etc. ...Read more
I was treated by Penicillin injections as I had been infected by VDRL - I went for a test again and they told me I am VDRL Weak Reactive - what exactl?
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
Did VDRL test 8 weeks after possible exposure. Result is non reactive. Never had any symptoms and its been 12 weeks now. Is the blood test conclusive?
Great question!: The VDRL & RPR check for Syphillus, not HIV. There are different kinds of HIV tests, ranging from identifying the subtypes, the viral load, and antibodies made against the virus. Switching gears, both the VDRL & RPR are only screening tests looking for antibodies made to either the bacteria itself, or to damages from infection. The RPR is faster: http://m.medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003515.htm ...Read more
Hello Dr. I went for Gamca medical test for Saudi Arabia;in report is VDRL weakly reactive but when I check other hospital report is negative. Help me?
STD: This term is a general one which covers any condition transmitted through sexual contact, and depending on the type of sexual activity this can cover a lot of ground. The vdrl is a sensitive screening test for syphilis (one type of std), but can be falsely positive and needs follow-up testing for confirmation. Go and get thoroughly tested and do not have unprotected sex. Good luck. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I had syphilis and I was treated and I did a vdrl test and it came weak reactive. What does this mean??
Imm (une memory last: Your immune system may always have a small positive antibody response to the former presence of the syphilis, and the very weak reaction (via RPR) indicates past treatment was effective. If you are referring to confirmatory testing for infectivity still being positive, then it is also possible that you have been re=exposed and may need retreatment. Please be sure of which test and discuss with PCP ...Read more
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
After vdrl weekly reactive and HIV negative a test shows malleria it means I have STD or something else please suggest.....
Malaria: If you have malaria, you need to be treated. If you have a reactive vdrl, you need further testing. Vdrl is frequently positive in syphilis (an std) but can also be positive in other things, such as mono. You need another test to evaluate for syphilis, which would also need to be treated. ...Read more
Did vdrl test about 3 days after ulcer appeared and 2 weeks and a half after I might have been infected with syphilis. Test was -. How accurate?
Too soon for VDRL: It takes up to 6 weeks for the VDRL test to become positive, so your negative result does not rule out syphilis. However, syphilis is rare these days in most heterosexual populations in the US. Herpes is the most common cause of genital ulceration. But if your doctor strongly suspects syphilis, you should be treated for it now, without waiting for blood test to be positive. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
Chcked for HIV and vdrl. Both non rective. Chckd for urine test, 2-3 pus cells found. Having a big red patch on penis with damage red foreskin. Plz helppp?
See a doctor: A doctor or other health provider needs to look at your penis and see if there is an infection that needs antibiotics and local care. Don't delay. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I had a vdrl test and it came out weak reactive. Does this mean I stil have syphilis? And what drug do u sugest, I am using doxycycline
Not always: VDRL is still time honored inexpensive test for mass screening of syphilis, some times will give false positive results, then need as in yours, more specific tests like like RPR, FTA-RBS etc type of tests are needed Check with your doctor, Doxycycline may not be right drug, First diagnosis has to be established before undergoing any treatment. ...Read more
Doctor told me to do test - hsv2, HIV, and vdrl for white boils on my penis. All test are negative. Then what are the boils. Please let me know.
Two possibilities: You might have either "pearly penile papules" (http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hirsuties_coronae_glandis) or "molluscum contagiosum" (http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/molluscum_contagiosum). Penile papules is benign and needs no treatment. Molluscum can be treated in various ways (see http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/910570-treatment). See if one of the online pictures resembles your "boils.". ...Read more
I am 23 years old. I am getting bitter cough body pain stomach upset and the HIV test and vdrl test is -ve?
Many causes: Depending on the length and severity of your symptoms, you may have a viral or bacterial infection. If you have had symptoms for more than 10 days, then you should probably see or visit a physician. ...Read more
Had vdrl&hiv tests, and the report is negative. Have pain in testes&uti for months. Should I've to do test for std's? Or hiv/vrdl tests are enough?
I had persistent malar rash, last test -ve ANA and dsdna, normal c3, c4, vdrl, tsh, t3t4, high RBC 5.88, can rash duo to polycythemia or vascular rosesea?
Prescriton: This is not a do-it-yourself treatment. You would need prescription medicine given by injection. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
A year back vdrl was positve and TPHA was 1:640. underwent monocef 1 gm IV for 10 days and then minoz 100 twice a day for 16 days. Is it sufficient?
Protection: Effective therapy for that week: think: condoms and safety. ...Read more
Rpr poditive, tpha 1:640. Took monocef1gm for 10days andminoz 100 twice daily for 16 days. After a year vdrl reactive at r1, tpha 1:160. All is ok?
Untreated: I am sorry to report but you still have syphilis. You need a spinal tap and better, more effective IV treatment for at least ten consecutive days. Your treatment was ineffective and not the correct treatment. Your spinal fluid must be tested for syphilis and after the correct treatment followed repeatedly until you are negative. You could die if this is not properly treated. ...Read more
Not a disease: The venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test is designed to find if you have syphilis, a sexually transmitted bacterial infection. Instead of testing for the bacteria that causes syphilis, the VDRL test checks for antibodies. Test is not always accurate with false neg and pos seen in other dis like HIV malaria etc. If you do have syphilis, it is best treated by infectious dis doc. ...Read more
Infection/Autoimmune: A reactive or positive VDRL test can occur in either active infection from syphilis or from the presence of an antibody that promotes clotting blood too readily. This latter consideration arises with so-called anti-phospholipid antibodies which may arise in autoimmune disease. One of these autoimmune diseases is lupus or "SLE" (systemic lupus erythematosus). Syphilis would not be the cause here. ...Read more
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