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Can RPR blood test be able to detect if you have syphilis years ago?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Rpr tends to decrease in value following successful treatment of syphilis, though it can remain positive for a long time.
An other test, specific for treponemal antibodies, generally stays positive.

In brief: Depends

Rpr tends to decrease in value following successful treatment of syphilis, though it can remain positive for a long time.
An other test, specific for treponemal antibodies, generally stays positive.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes unless...

Tested individual were adequately treated.
Some treated patient continues to have a low titer and tests positive though.

In brief: Yes unless...

Tested individual were adequately treated.
Some treated patient continues to have a low titer and tests positive though.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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