Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) test is used to detect syphilis and also for checking the efficacy of the treatment being provided for the same.
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The RPR test is done if a person has developed painless sores or ulcers on his/her sex organs or mouth and is experiencing fever, muscle pain, sore throat, etc.
The RPR test measures the amount of antibodies present in your blood against the syphilis-causing bacteria.
There are no side effects associated with the RPR test. However, for a few days, some pain might be felt in the area from where the blood was taken.
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Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. The RPR test is used for detecting the infection by searching for the antibodies formed against it in the blood. An antibody test can be done along with the RPR test to check for an active syphilis infection and also for the prescription of a suitable treatment. This helps in limiting the occurrence of complications and the possible transmission of the disease.
The development of syphilis can be traced through different stages:
There are no preparations required for the RPR test. However, before the test, do inform your doctor:
A blood sample is drawn via an injection from a vein located in your arm by a trained phlebotomist for conducting the RPR test. Alcohol might be used to clean the area from where the blood will be taken. A gauze pad is then used to cover the same.
Normal range: Negative (“non-reactive”)
A positive RPR test means that you have an active syphilis infection. On the other hand, a negative RPR test means that you don’t have an active syphilis infection.
The RPR test can give a false negative result if you are in the last stage of the infection. Therefore, you might be asked to take another test after a couple of weeks have passed.
Similarly, the RPR test can also give false-positive results when you already have antibodies produced against a disease in your body that are similar to the ones produced when you have syphilis.
False-positive findings are possible if you have any of the following:
A doctor will confirm the false-positive result before prescribing you any treatment using another test known as the fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption (FTA-ABS). This one particularly looks for antibodies produced in your body against the syphilis-causing bacteria.
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