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Explaination of std blood test

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:BIOLOGICAL REFERENCEINTERVALSUNITRESULTTEST NAMESyphilis Serology ProfileNon-reactiveNon-ReactiveVDRL (Qualitative Test)By slide flocculation test for qualitative detection of non-specific antibodies in the blood of the patient thatmay indicate that the organism is Treponema pallidum

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your question. The results of your test indicate that you are positive for being infected with Treponema p allidum, 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.Thank you for choosing AskTheDoctor.com

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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