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The Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test is the gold standard for detecting the syphilis virus. If the RPR is positive, another test, called a treponemal pallidum antibody test, will be automatically run to confirm the result. Syphilis testing is important because it is frequently "silent". With treatment, syphilis can be entirely cured.
No Urination 1 hour before
visiting the lab
15 Minute walk-in
Usually in 3 business days or less*
Post Result Consult
Doctor Call if results are positive*
More about the Syphilis Test
Tell me about syphilis testing.
The Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) with Reflex to Quantitative RPR and TP-PA Confirmation is the most commonly used syphilis test in the United States. It looks for antibodies that the body produces to fight a syphilis infection.
If you get tested before the body makes antibodies against syphilis, you may get a "false negative" result. While it's likely that antibodies are detectable as early as 3 weeks after being exposed to the virus, we recommend a repeat test at 12 weeks to be absolutely certain that an earlier test didn't miss a possible syphilis infection.
Will I give blood or urine?
The syphilis test is a blood test. At the lab, the technician will draw a blood sample. You will not be asked to get undressed or have any uncomfortable genital swabbing.
Do I have to prep?
No. There's no need to fast or prepare for the syphilis test.
Tell me about the test results.
A negative syphilis test result means that there is no evidence of the infection at the time of the test. A positive test result indicates the syphilis bacteria is present. A confirmatory test is run to confirm the result since an RPR can occasionally be positive in the absence of syphilis. After treatment, it's important to do follow up monitoring and to practice safe sex to avoid reinfection.
Can syphilis be cured?
Yes, syphilis can be cured with treatment, especially when caught early. Syphilis is treated with an injection of antibiotics. If your test is positive, our physicians will connect you with a local doctor for additional testing and treatment ,as well as follow up monitoring to confirm that you are cured.
When should I get tested for syphilis?
For routine STD testing to know your sexual health status, test today.
The best time to get tested for syphilis is at least 3 - 6 weeks after a recent exposure and again in 3 months for confirmation of the results.
If you haven't been tested for other STDs like HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhea or herpes in the last year, our doctors recommend getting tested today.
For a test plan developed by our physicians, call our Care Advisors at (855) 739-4325(855) 739-4325. Because different STDs develop at different rates, it's critical to wait until the recommended testing windows. Please call us if you have any questions. We're here to help.
Medical Services Include:
FDA-approved or CLIA-certified testingThe same STD tests trusted by doctors and hospitals nationwide.
Results usually in 3 business days or less*You’ll receive an email alerting you when they are ready.
Unlimited support with Care AdvisorsOur team is here to help you before, during, and after you test.
Local specimen collectionVisit one of 4,000 LabCorp and Quest Diagnostic locations near you for specimen collection.
Confidential treatment of your informationWe take your privacy very seriously and secure your information with industry-standard protections.
A doctor to discuss your results, where appropriateReceive one-on-one phone consultation with doctor if you test positive or if you results require further explanation.*
Prescriptions sent to your pharmacyIf appropriate and permitted by state law, our doctors can provide a presciption during your consult.
Personal guidance and referral services, if necessaryAfter the consultation, we will be available to connect you to a specialist in your area for further follow up treatment, where appropriate.
What happens if I test positive for STDs?
Our Doctors are here for you.
Within 24 hours, you’ll be on the phone with one our doctors to review your test results. During the call, you can ask any questions you might have about STDs, treatment, prevention and next steps. The doctor may choose to prescribe medication and linkage to follow up care.* It's healthcare on your time.
We're here to help, on YOUR time.
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