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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

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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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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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I have had multiple consultation about wife's false positive RPR (negative confirmatory by Chemiluminescence and the negative tests she too via RPR and eia 2 weeks later...6 weeks since our last sex. Is she and baby really ok? How do I move forward...

I have had multiple consultation about wife's false positive RPR (negative confirmatory by Chemiluminescence and the negative tests she too via RPR and eia 2 weeks later...6 weeks since our last sex. Is she and baby really ok? How do I move forward...

Consult her OBGYN: The best way to track your wife's health and the baby's too is to work closely w/ her OBGYN as the pregnancy proceeds. Inform the doctor of the syphillis issue concern and correction and plan together the best way to protect all of you. It's wonderful that you care and that can be a good indication that you'll all do well. Call the OBGYN ASAP for an appointment. Best! ...Read more

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What causes a false positive rpr?

What causes a false positive rpr?

Lots of things: Having lupus, being middle-aged or elderly, lyme disease, or just dumb luck. Some say even pregnancy can do it. Glad it was a false-positive -- syphils is still a real nuisance. ...Read more

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Should I get retested for syphilis if my RPR test came back positive?

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?

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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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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I was tested for syphilis. RPR was pisitive (1:1) and TPPA was negative. Does in mean I am infected?

Syphilis: Probably not. The RPR is a screening test which is very sensitive but not as specific, so that you can have false-positive results. The TPPA is far more specific and used to detect the RPR positives that are falsely positive. ...Read more

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Good day doctors! Does it possible that RPR test can be positive result if I have an hpv?

Good day doctors! Does it possible that RPR test can be positive result if I have an hpv?

No: Hpv will not cause a false positive RPR test. But there are many possible causes of false RPR tests so in all cases we run a confirmatory fta test. ...Read more

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

Antibodies: Ok. Lets separate these first. The venereal disease research laboratory test or vdrl is a blood test for syphilis and was developed by the former venereal disease research laboratory. Rapid plasma reagin (rpr) refers to a type of test that looks for non-specific antibodies in the blood of the patient that may indicate that the organism (treponema pallidum) that causes syphilis is present. ...Read more

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Is an eia (combo o igg, igm) sufficient as a conformitory test after a weak positive rpr?

Is an eia (combo o igg, igm) sufficient as a conformitory test after a weak positive rpr?

I don't think so: Demand a definitive test -- a fluorescent treponemal antibody, absorbed (FTA-ABS) or particle agglutination. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause biological false positive syphilis (RPR)? can I have BFP syphilis and have nothing wrong with me and never get autoimmune disease?

Can psoriasis cause biological false positive syphilis (RPR)? can I have BFP syphilis and have nothing wrong with me and never get autoimmune disease?

Yes: Autoimmune conditions such as psoriasis can cause false positive tests for syphilis but is is more common in patients with lupus than psoriasis. As there are other possible causes for a false positive test, I would not assume that it is the psoriasis. ...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?

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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What is the definition or description of: rpr?

What is the definition or description of: rpr?

Syphilis Screen: 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 are damaged.
From "redbook". ...Read more

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What's RPR in medical terms? What does it mean when it says RPR negative?

What's RPR in medical terms? What does it mean when it says RPR negative?

No Syphilis: 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. ...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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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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Is a negative RPR for syphillis conclusive 3 months after exposure?

Yes: 100% of patients with recent infection with syphilis will develop antibodies by 90 days. ...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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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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I had a negative RPR for syphilis at 97 days post exposure. Is this conclusive?

I had a negative RPR for syphilis at 97 days post exposure. Is this conclusive?

Yes, conclusive: The rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test is conclusive any time 6 weeks or more after the last possible exposure to syphilis. ...Read more