Infection detected: syphilis
We use this test to answer two possible questions:
(1) Whether my symptoms are due to syphilis
(2) Whether I have syphilis without showing symptoms
Technique used: IgM & IgG anti-syphilis (Treponema pallidum) antibody test
These antibodies are present in blood even before symptoms show and that’s why this test will detect cases that old-fashioned tests don’t pick up (such as VDRL, RPR etc).
Test performance & window period: This is, without a doubt, the best syphilis test.
- If you don’t have any symptoms of syphilis and are doing this test as part of a check-up, I recommend you wait at least 1 month from the last sexual contact.
- If you are showing symptoms compatible with syphilis then there is no need to wait, and can get tested straight away. You can always get my opinion before tests if you prefer.
Queries? WhatsApp and we’ll write back
Type of test: blood sample
Results available in: as our laboratory PCR machines are overwhelmed right now, results may take up take up to 7 working days. But in the majority of cases we will get the results back to you before this.
Where do I get tested?: When you purchase this test you will asked to choose a laboratory from more than 100 possible centres around Spain where your blood will be taken.