What Is The Blood Test Rpr (dx) Refl Confirm?

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RPR (rapid plasma reagin) is a screening test for syphilis. It looks for antibodies that are present in the blood of people who have the disease.

The test is similar to the venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test.


Alternative Names

Rapid plasma reagin test; Syphilis screening test


How the test is performed

Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine...

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