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Rapid Plasma Reagin Test, RPR Titer Reflex, Syphilis Test, RPR Test, Treponema Pallidum with Reflex to Titer

What is an RPR with Reflex to Titer test?

An RPR with Reflex to Titer test helps screen and identify syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease. An RPR test can detect early signs of an infection to treat. The test measures the syphilis antibodies in the blood. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is the most common disease in the world. It spreads with a bacterial infection in the body from an infected person involved in anal, vaginal, or oral sex.

Syphilis remains in your body for several weeks, months, and years and grows in many different stages. These stages may disappear during the delayed periods of misleading good health, but symptoms may appear after that. Syphilis generally starts with a small, painless sore known as a chancre (a type of ulcer) on your mouth, anus, or genitals. You may experience specific symptoms of flu and allergy. Signs and symptoms of syphilis increase with time and may lead to problems in the heart, brain, spinal cord, and different organs.

What is the purpose of the test?

An RPR test may use for a variety of reasons. The test helps to find out the high probability of syphilis in the body in the shortest possible way. Your provider may recommend the RPR with Reflex to Titer test if you have already experienced syphilis, such as rash or sores. You may need to order this test for syphilis if you are pregnant. An RPR test may also require in states for couples who are going to get married or working for a marriage certificate. Your provider observes the syphilis antibodies during the test. Your doctor also recommends the test to check how well the treatment is going for syphilis. When you get through the process of taking active antibiotic therapy, the decrease in the number of antibodies shows the success of the treatment.

When do you need to conduct an RPR test?

Your healthcare provider may ask you to take an RPR with Reflex to Titer test if your partner has already been diagnosed with syphilis. You may conduct the test if you are experiencing signs and symptoms of the infection. You can place an online order for an RPR test at UmbrellaMD. In general, symptoms occur after 2-3 weeks of infection, such as
  • High fever
  • Chancre, a small painless sore that appears on the genitals, mouth, or anus
  • Hair fall
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Red and rough rash that found on the palms of the hands or of the feet
  • Swelling in glands
  • Severe fatigue

Your provider may also recommend the test if you have a high chance of developing an infection. Some of the other risks factors that may lead to syphilis, such as

  • Increased unprotected sex
  • Having a partner with multiple sex partners
  • Having HIV or AIDS infection
  • Gonorrhea is a type of sexually transmitted disease.

Your gynecologist will recommend the RPR with Reflex to Titer test if you are pregnant because the syphilis infection may transfer from a mother to her newborn child. It may lead to severe complications for a newborn baby. Therefore, the test should perform by all pregnant ladies to get early treatment for syphilis if signs of it show up.

What is the procedure for the test?

An RPR with Reflex to Titer test is a blood test. You need to provide a blood sample to your provider. A small needle inserts in a vein in your arm to collect a blood sample in a test tube. A bandage applies to your vein. The test does not take time greater than 5 minutes.

How do I need to prepare for an RPR test?

You may need to stop taking certain medicines that can affect your test results. Your provider will inform you about any specific instructions for the RPR with Reflex to Titer test until you do not need to prepare for the test. If you may need to order additional blood tests, you have to keep fast for at least 8 to 10 hours before the test.

What are the risks involved in the test?

An RPR test is a blood test that does not have a high risk. You may experience a little pain at the point in your vein from where the blood collects. A chance of bleeding, soreness, or bruising may also occur, but generally, these signs do not last long. Your provider applies an ice pack at the spot of your vein to relieve these symptoms.

What do RPR test results indicate?

A negative test result for an RPR test is not a concern for a provider. It is worth noting that your body does not develop antibodies each time specifically against the syphilis bacteria that shows an RPR with Reflex to Titer test results is not always reliable. There will be a probability of getting false-negative or inaccurate results in people with the appearance of early and late-stage syphilis. The additional testing may require confirmation of a particular condition.

A positive test result shows that you are experiencing syphilis. Your doctor's diagnosis to confirm the test result if your screening test results are positive. Your provider may ask to take specific tests for syphilis, such as FTA-ABS. This test performs to differentiate between the syphilis bacteria and the other type of infections.

The accuracy of an RPR test varies on the stages of the infection. During the middle stages of syphilis, the test becomes more sensitive while less sensitive at the early or late stages. The possible conditions that may lead to giving an inaccurate or a false positive result, such as

  • Malaria
  • Pregnancy
  • Intake of IV drug
  • Lyme disease (a type of infection)
  • Pneumonia and its types
  • Tuberculosis
  • Problems with the autoimmune system

You can book an online appointment with a doctor to understand your RPR test results. For more information about medical lab tests and e–consultation, you can register here.

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