Syphilis Test Information
What type of syphilis test is used?
Syphilis testing from getSTDtested.com uses the Rapid Plasma Reagin test, which is considered the gold standard among syphilis tests. This test screens for syphilis antibodies present in the blood. If positive, a confirmation test will be performed automatically to determine if antibodies are from a current or past infection.
Who should test for syphilis?
A syphilis test is recommended as part of any complete STD testing panel. Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for syphilis, so it's recommended to screen for this STD once a year, with or without syphilis. Syphilis is more common among certain demographics, including men who have sex with men and African Americans, so more frequent screening is advised for these groups.
What is the syphilis window period?
The window period for syphilis testing is 3 to 6 weeks. This is the time it takes for the body to develop detectable antibodies after exposure. Testing before the syphilis window period has passed can lead to inaccurate results.
What kind of sample is required?
This syphilis test requires a small blood sample. Also, there is no special preparation required for this test.
When are results ready?
Results from a syphilis test are available, on average, within 3 business days. STD test results may take up to 5 days.
What if my syphilis test is positive?
A free, private phone consultation with our physicians is included with every purchase. If positive, a doctor can answer any questions, offer medical advice and help you find treatment in your area. Fortunately, syphilis is curable and best treated when detected early.
* ABOUT HIV TESTING
The HIV early detection test is a DNA-based test that can detect the virus as early as two weeks after possible exposure. However, our physician's recommend pairing the early detection test with the HIV Standard test, which is considered the "gold standard" in HIV screening. However, it may take up to 12 weeks for the HIV Standard test to provide accurate results. Repeat HIV testing is recommended for sexually active adults with multiple partners or concern of exposure.