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Syphilis Test RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin): Test for Syphilis, Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR), Quantitation. Specimen Type: Blood
Syphilis is a serious STD that’s currently on the rise, especially amongst men who sleep with other men (MSM). According to the CDC, “Between 2015 and 2016, the number of reported primary and secondary (P&S) cases in the United States increased by 18%. Most (58%) of these cases were among MSM.” If left untreated, syphilis can cause serious health concerns.
Sometimes, syphilis will not cause problems for 10-30 years. This disease is known for being an STD with 4 forms:
Test Smartly Labs can help if you need to test for syphilis or any other STD.
STI stands for “Sexually Transmitted Infection” and STD stands for “Sexually Transmitted Disease”. These two terms sound similar and the difference between them can be confusing. One of the reasons for this is that up to a certain point these two terms were synonymous and were used interchangeably. But now there is a technical difference between these terms which has been acknowledged by the medical community and can no longer be used synonymously.
While all health-related matters deserve the utmost privacy and confidentiality, some types of blood tests and lab work need even more. When it comes to STI or STD testing, you do not want to have any small chance of anyone you know finding out about your risks or diagnoses. Of course, if you go to your doctor’s office or even a public clinic, the HIPAA rules require everyone involved to keep your information private and secure. However, you may still have some doubts troubling your mind.
Who Should Get Tested For Syphilis?
To screen for syphilis, we use a blood test.
Here’s what the CDC recommends for syphilis screening:
Syphilis can be cured by taking antibiotics.
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