Patient : I am in an arabic country where the presence of sexually transmitted diseases are totally denied. I have had a test for several things including syphilis, the result is as follows, and i am confused by the meaning, and i have no one to ask.
I must point out that i have had absolutely no symptons at all, pleae analysis the result for me:
Syphilis Serology Profile
VDRL (Qualitative Test)
By slide flocculation test for qualitative detection of non-specific antibodies in the blood of the patient that
may indicate that the organism is Treponema pallidum
Thank you for your question. The results of your test indicate that you are positive for being infected with Treponema pallidum, the bacteria that causes syphilis. Specifically speaking, you have a positive VDRL test. This tests is a qualitative tests that detects your body's own immune response to substances produced by treponemal bacteria. The way this test detects this that a distinct foaming reaction occurs called 'flocculation' is produced when your sample is mixed within a test tubes containing the VDRL testing reagents. You will need to be treated with antibiotics to clear this infection. Please be guided accordingly.
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