You probably know that syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that requires treatment to prevent serious health issues. But did you know that syphilis is caused by a bacteria called Treponema pallidum?
That’s why, when it comes to determining if you have syphilis, there are two main types of tests to choose from. A nontreponemal test screens for antibodies, or proteins, the body’s immune system produces in response to syphilis as well as other infections. A treponemal test, such as the FTA-ABS test, looks for the specific Treponema pallidum antibodies to help confirm a syphilis infection. If you want to be proactive about your sexual health, or you are experiencing symptoms associated with syphilis, you can order this test from Personalabs with the utmost privacy and convenience.
This test will detect antibodies that signal a syphilis infection.
With syphilis, early testing is always better because swift treatment of an infection is most effective (and often simpler, requiring just a penicillin dose). It also prevents you from spreading the infection during its earliest stages. Watch for symptoms that include:
Anyone who is sexually active with multiple partners should be tested regularly for STDs, including syphilis.
You don’t need to follow any specific instructions before taking the FTA-ABS test.
A negative result means you don’t have syphilis. If you get a positive result, it’s important to get treatment as soon as possible. If the infection spreads, it raises the risk of permanent damage to organs such as the brain, liver, and heart, as well blood vessels, nerves, bones, and more.
Personalabs offers you privacy and discretion when you order a Treponema pallidum AB test or any of our other STD tests. With a quick and streamlined ordering process and more than 4,000 lab locations across the country to choose from for testing, Personalabs gives you the power to make informed choices when it comes to your sexual well-being. Here’s how the process works:
Step 1: Shop our collection of more than 400 health tests, purchase the one you want, and download the lab order for your test. (Authorization from your doctor may not be needed, depending on the state where you live.)
Step 2: Find the Labcorp or Quest Diagnostics facility nearest you with the lab locator on our website and make your testing appointment.
Step 3: Bring the test order to the lab for your appointment and give your blood sample.
Step 4: Review your results, which usually arrive in your confidential Personalabs account within 2 to 10 business days after your lab visit. (For a specific turnaround time, contact us and we can reach out to your lab.)
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