Tpha And Vdrl Hasil Results?
Yesterday I asked about my lab results tpha showed non-reactive results but my VDRL results showed a titer of 1:2nAm I infected with syphilis?nWhat treatment should I take to make my VDRL result negative? And can my tpha result turn positive?nThank you
Hello, good afternoon Wati
VDRL (Veneral Disease Research Laboratory) is an examination for screening or just as a filter to measure antibodies produced by the body due to cell damage caused by bacteria. If the screening results are positive, they usually proceed to the next examination, namely the TPHA (Treponema Pallidum Haemagglutination) examination. TPHA is a syphilis confirmation test, where this test aims to detect whether a person's body contains antibodies to the bacteria that causes syphilis, namely Treponema pallidum.
From the results of the examination that you convey, it is stated that the VDRL shows a titer of 1:2, this means that after being diluted with a ratio of 1:2 your antibodies against syphilis bacteria can only be detected (which means they are still positive). VDRL can usually be detected or give positive results up to 6 months to 2 years after syphilis treatment. After that, the result will turn negative. In contrast to the results of the TPHA examination, which will continue to give positive (reactive) results for life even though the treatment has been completed, because the antibodies will remain in the body and as a marker that the person has been infected with syphili in his lifetime.
Considering the explanation above, and in comparison with your test results (VDRL positive and TPHA negative) which are unusual and contradictory to theory, we recommend that you do a re-examination. It would be better if you consult with a doctor who is an expert in this field, namely a skin and venereal disease specialist (SpKK) before doing a repeat test, so that it can be seen if there are other tests that are more specific and best done for your condition. natural and appropriate treatment for your condition.
In addition, please read the following link regarding the treatment of syphilis.
That's all, hope it helps.
Regards, dr. Denisa