Syphilis is a curable, bacterial STD.
How Syphilis Testing Works
Testing for syphilis is performed at one of our 4,000+ testing locations. You can test as soon as today. There is no need for an appointment, and you’ll be in-and-out within 15 to 20 minutes. Lab testing is completely private and no one will know why you’re there, as our labs test for a variety of conditions. Testing for syphilis requires a small sample, so there is no need to undress.
Obataining Syphilis Test Results
Syphilis test results are available within 5 business days or less through our private, online portal or phone. Trained STD counselors are available to help interpret STD test results and answer any questions.
Syphilis Treatment Process
Syphilis is curable with a shot of antibiotics, typically penicillin. Our in-house physicians are available to direct you to the appropriate treatment options.
Syphilis Window Period
The window period for syphilis, the time between possible exposure and when the test can accurately detect the infection, is 3 to 6 weeks. Testing before the syphilis window period has passed can cause inaccurate results. Retesting after 6 weeks is recommended for the most definitive results.
Understanding Syphilis Symptoms
Symptoms of syphilis vary depending on the stage of infection. The primary stage of syphilis is characterized by a single, raised sore known as a chancre. The second stage is marked by a red rash and open, syphilitic warts. Those experiencing secondary syphilis may also experience fatigue, malaise, and swollen lymph nodes. In the latent or hidden stage, syphilis symptoms will disappear, but infection is still present. The final stage, the tertiary stage, occurs anywhere from one year to thirty years after exposure and may cause permanent heart, brain, and organ damage if left untreated.
Syphilis Test Recommendations
Syphilis testing is recommended as part of a routine STD screen for all sexually active adults and pregnant women. Anyone concerned of syphilis exposure or anyone experience possible syphilis symptoms should also test accordingly. However, don't rely on syphilis symptoms to prompt testing, since some people may never experience symptoms.
Syphilis Test Details
The blood test for syphilis is known as the Rapid Plasma Reagin test, detecting the presence of syphilis antibodies. If a positive result is detected, we automatically perform a confirmation test using the RPR Titer and Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody. This confirmation test can identify whether the positive syphilis test result is from a current or past infection. This is the most accurate syphilis test on the market and has been approved by getSTDtested.com's medical advisory board.
Syphilis Testing Privacy
We value your health and privacy. Syphilis test results will not be submitted to insurance, we will not sell your data, our communications are always discreet, and we offer completely anonymous cash payment methods for those seeking maximum privacy.