With a simple blood test, we can save you a lot of time and worry. The syphilis test, also called the Rapid Plasma Reagin Test, works by detecting antibodies in the blood stream. We recommend you wait three months after exposure before getting tested. However, if you are concerned about a potential exposure within the last three months, you can get a Treponema pallidum Screening Cascade test. Treatment for syphilis is simple, but testing is the first step. If you may have come in contact with syphilis, want to free your mind of worry or find out more information, call a care counselor today at 1-888-978-3435.
Syphilis Testing Information
How is syphilis transmitted?
Syphilis can be transmitted through sexual intercourse of any kind including oral, vaginal and anal sex. It can also be spread through direct contact with an open sore.
Is syphilis treatable?
Yes, there is treatment available for syphilis. It is particularly easy to treat during the early stages.
What happens if syphilis is left untreated?
When left untreated, syphilis can potentially lead to very serious consequences. Severity of symptoms depends on how far the disease has progressed, but extreme damage is done in approximately 15-30% of cases. That is why it is important to get tested and treated early before the disease progresses.
When should I be tested?
If you are sexually active, it is important to be tested regularly for all STDs so that you can prevent the spread of the infection to others and receive early treatment.