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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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If I have a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar and low positive SMA (1:40), what further tests do I need to do? (Negative SS-A, SS-B, Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo Abs)

If I have a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar and low positive SMA (1:40), what further tests do I need to do?  (Negative SS-A, SS-B, Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo Abs)

? anti dsDNA: You've probably already had these more basic tests: complete blood count, sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein, urinalysis & rheumatoid factor. It appears to me that the ANA results with slight positive anti-Smith may suggest lupus; you need an antibody to double-stranded DNA (anti dsDNA) which is very specific & somewhat sensitive for lupus.All this needs to be correlated by your doc/specialist ...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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What is the definition or description of: fta abs positive?

What is the definition or description of: fta abs positive?

Syphilis: This is a blood test that conveys a positive result for syphilis. It will stay positive for life and does not distinguish between a treated or untreated vs active or inactive infection. ...Read more

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Asked question about wife false positive yesterday, her confirmatory test done by CIA rather than TPPA or FTA-Abs...is that ok?

Asked question about wife false positive yesterday, her confirmatory test done by CIA rather than TPPA or FTA-Abs...is that ok?

Test: The CIA testing has become the more common way to screen for syphilis. The test is associated with false positives. For people with no history of Syphilis they should then have an RPR and TP-PA done. ...Read more

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What is an fta-abs?

What is an fta-abs?

See below.: A blood test for the diagnosis of syphilis- a venereal disease. ...Read more

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I has a 1:2 tier RPR and fta-abs "non reactive" i feel that the doctor did not explain this well. Can someone give more clarity?

I has a 1:2 tier RPR and fta-abs "non reactive" i feel that the doctor did not explain this well. Can someone give more clarity?

RPR ; FTA tests: Rpr is rapid plasma reagin test for screening syphilis disease. The disease produces antibodies, which this test measures. It can be positive in other diseases like drugs, lupus, malaria etc. It can be absent in early ; late disease. The results are given in titers. The test is periodically repeated to monitor the treatment. The titer goes down. Fta-abs is confirming test for disease when rpr+. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the treponemal tests (e.g. fta-abs test for antinclear antibodies, rheumatoid factor, and hypergammaglobulineia and le cell test)?

What can you tell me about the treponemal tests (e.g. fta-abs test for antinclear antibodies, rheumatoid factor, and hypergammaglobulineia and le cell test)?

Plenty: And more than even the best of us can put into 400 characters. Please get with a reliable online source. FTA-ABS tests for the treponemes of syphilis but is not an antinuclear antibody; none of the others are tests for treponemes / syphilis. If you tested positive for any of these beyond FTA-ABS, the interpretation is subtle and best handled by your rheumatologist or general doctor ...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?

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