Rapid Plasma Reagin Test

A rapid plasma reagin test is an antibody test to diagnose syphilis that detects nonspecific antibodies produced following an infection. It is recommended in high-risk individuals and pregnant women. It sometimes shows false-positive results when an underlying disease like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), malaria, lupus, Lyme disease, and pneumonia is present.

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What does the RPR titer of 1:2 mean?

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding a syphilis test RPR ratio.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please post your query. Regards. For more information consult an HIV AIDS specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/HIV-AIDS-specialist  Read Full »

What is the conclusion when VDRL positive and RPR negative?

Query: Hello doctor, Actually my friend's wife while checking the VDRL test in the first trimester got a positive result, but her husband got negative at the same time, and the doctor told her to do the RPR test then it is negative. What it means? I have a doubt weather she is positive or negative? Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The VDRL (venereal disease research laboratory test) and RPR (rapid plasma reagin) are a screening tests for syphilis. Some nonspecific antibodies sometime might give false-positive results. Your RPR, however, is negative. So syphilis is less likely. But you cannot ...  Read Full »

I had oral sex with a girl without protection. Please list out the test I have to go through?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an oral sex with a girl without protection, and I licked her vagina too, later I came to know she has PSV which she had undergone treatment and she was cured, I came to know risks of the STD's via oral sex and I was suggested to have test after four weeks, but they did not tell wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many tests, but the below mentioned are usually done to rule out the infection. These are a screening test. 1. Test for HIV. Tridot test. 2.Test for gonorrhea (urine or oral swab) and chlamydia. 3. Test for Hepatitis B (HBsAg) and C virus. 4. Test for...  Read Full »

I got small bumps on the penis after oral sex. Can it be syphilis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have five small bumps appeared on the head of my penis after I had oral sex. It has been two months now, but it is still there. I have attached the photo. Also about two weeks ago I got rash on my hands, around the feet, and legs. When I consulted a doctor he said it is probably syphili...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need few more details to guide you. Please do tell me the complaint in the bump and rash? After how many days of exposure had you undergone RPR (rapid plasma reagin)? Revert back with the answers for the above questions to a venereologist online --> ¬†https://www.icl...  Read Full »

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