VDRL Examination Results?
Hello. R nI want to ask .. r nMy lab results … I say vdrl 1: 4 … but the results of tpha are non reactive r nThat’s what that means? Continue healing if dangerous takes a long time or not? R nThank you
VDRL and TPHA tests are usually done to confirm syphilis. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is transmitted from people who have syphilis to healthy people. In addition to sexual intercourse, it can also be through blood for example because it uses a shared syringe, blood transfusion or tattoo needles and piercings.
VDRL (Veneral Disease Research Laboratory) measures the level of antibodies produced by the body due to syphilis. However, for confirmation, a more specific TPHA (Treponema pallidum Hemagglutination Assay) test is needed. If both are reactive / positive, it indicates that you are infected with syphilis. If non-reactive VDRL and positive TPHA indicate primary syphilis that has just occurred, syphilis is treated or syphilis that has long occurred. While reactive VDRL and negative TPHA need to be retested because it is feared that a cross reaction will occur or false positive.
Keep in mind that the results of laboratory tests cannot be read just like that without knowing the conditions and reasons for this laboratory examination. You should bring this result to the doctor who asks for an examination. The doctor will look at the results of this laboratory and match the results of the physical examination and also the history (interview).
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