At Atlanta STD Testing Lab, we provide accurate, reliable, and confidential testing services for sexually transmitted diseases, including syphilis. Early detection and treatment of syphilis are essential to prevent severe health complications.
We will explain to you the process of syphilis testing at our state-of-the-art laboratory so that you can feel confident and well-educated about your testing experience.
Syphilis is a bacterial infection contracted by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It is spread through direct contact with a syphilis sore during sexual activities or from an infected mother to her baby during pregnancy. If left untreated, syphilis can progress through several stages, leading to severe health problems, including damage to the heart, brain, and other organs.
To begin the process, you can easily schedule your appointment using our convenient online booking system. This allows you to choose a date and time that works best for you, ensuring a stress-free testing experience.
When you arrive at our lab, our experienced healthcare professionals will collect a blood sample for syphilis testing. The sample is obtained through a simple blood draw, which is quick and relatively painless.
Your blood sample will be carefully analyzed at our CLIA-certified laboratory using advanced diagnostic techniques. For syphilis testing, we primarily use the Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) STD test and the Treponema Pallidum Particle Agglutination (TPPA) test.
The RPR test detects and points out the presence of antibodies secreted by your body in response to the syphilis infection. A positive RPR test indicates a potential syphilis infection, but further confirmatory testing is required.
If your RPR test is positive, we will perform a confirmatory TPPA test. This test detects explicitly antibodies to the bacterium that causes syphilis, providing a more accurate diagnosis.
Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities enable us to provide your syphilis test results within 1-3 business days. Our knowledgeable and compassionate counselors will discuss your results with you, addressing any questions you may have and providing guidance on the next steps if needed.
If your syphilis test is positive, our counselors will provide information on appropriate treatment options and may refer you to a healthcare provider for further evaluation and management. It's crucial to follow the recommended treatment plan to prevent the progression of the infection and potential complications.
At Atlanta STD Testing Lab, we are committed to providing accurate and reliable syphilis testing services in a comfortable and confidential environment. Our skilled healthcare professionals, advanced laboratory facilities, and personalized support ensure you have the information and resources to control your sexual health. So don't let concerns about privacy or accuracy hold you back – schedule your appointment at Atlanta STD Testing Lab today and experience the difference for yourself.
All 10 STDs are screened for with our Full STD Panel. Doctors advise using this panel following unprotected sex. This thorough test ensures your peace of mind.
Our clinicians use the Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) syphilis test to look for antibodies that fight a syphilis infection.
If the test results are positive, a Treponemal Pallidum Assay (TPA) is used to confirm the presence of the bacteria. It is critical to get tested because it is possible to have an asymptomatic infection and unknowingly transmit it to your partner.
The accuracy rates of all laboratory tests, including STD tests, are measured in terms of sensitivity and specificity. For example, our FDA-approved syphilis test has 95% sensitivity and 91% specificity rates.
We use a small blood sample to test for syphilis.
This syphilis test requires no preparation or fasting.
It is advised to wait at least 3-6 weeks after exposure before taking a syphilis test. After being treated for syphilis, you should be tested again in three months to ensure the infection has been cleared.
Positive (reactive) or adverse outcomes are possible (non-reactive). A negative result indicates that no traces of syphilis were found in your system. Conversely, a positive impact could mean you have syphilis. However, a positive diagnosis cannot be made until a TPA confirmation test that distinguishes syphilis from other conditions is performed.
Yes, syphilis can be cured and treated with antibiotics. If you test positive for syphilis, our clinicians are available by phone to discuss your results at no additional cost.
You are at risk of contracting syphilis if you engage in sexual activity. Not only is it simple to transmit, but it can also remain dormant for many years without causing symptoms. Getting tested is the best way to determine your status.
If you engaged in unprotected sex and are unaware of your partner’s status or if you had unprotected intercourse, syphilis testing should be a regular component of your STD screening.
Now! If you recently met someone whose STD status you do not know, it is critical that you get tested. For example, our doctors advise testing for syphilis at least 3-6 weeks after exposure and then again three months later to confirm that the infection has been cleared.
Also, suppose you have not been tested for other STDs in the last year, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV-1, HIV-2, hepatitis A, B, C, and herpes-1 or herpes-2. In that case, our clinicians recommend taking the all-inclusive 10 Test Panel testing.
A chlamydia-gonorrhea test panel is also available. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are co-existing infections, meaning having one illness increases your chances of getting the other
You are eligible for a phone consultation with one of our doctors if you test positive for Syphilis. You can schedule this phone consultation at your leisure. Our doctor will explain your results, ask you questions, and, at their discretion, prescribe treatment or request additional testing.