Many STDs do not have any symptoms so if you think you have been exposed to an STD you need to be tested and find out. Not only can STDs cause long term irreversible damage, even without symptoms, but you could be exposing current or future partners to disease.
Millions of Americans have an STD but are not aware of it. STDs are common and it’s not just the young who are at risk. The number of STDs contracted by the baby boomer generation is on the rise. People are living longer and are healthier so the chance of exposure to an STD over time has risen.
Untreated STDs can cause infertility, heart disease, brain damage, blindness and even death. There is no reason not to get tested if you suspect that your current or past partner passed on an STD that they may not have even been aware of. As many as 50% of all Americans will contract an STD at some point in their life and there are millions of new infections each year.
Syphilis testing is an important part of a routine STD test. This test uses RPR methodology to screen for the syphilis. If the test is positive, a confirmation test is run to determine if antibody activity is from a current infection or past infection.
Syphilis can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms are often mistaken for other conditions or the infection may be asymptomatic. It’s important to diagnose this STD early; left untreated syphilis can cause permanent damage to the organs, bones and brain. Syphilis testing is the only the only way to diagnose this infection.
Why Do I Need It?
Whether you think you might have been exposed to an STD or just want the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are healthy, the convenience of ordering the Syphilis test online makes it easy. Our discreet online system and extensive network of convenient labs mean you will know your results and get treatment quickly if it’s necessary.
Understanding Syphilis Test Results
Test results are available online or by phone in 1-3 business days. Normal test ranges are provided on your test results.