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Definition of «Syphilis test, RPR»

Syphilis test, RPRSyphilis test, RPR

Syphilis test, RPR: Rapid plasma reagin, a blood test for syphilis that looks for an antibody that is present in the bloodstream when a patient has syphilis.

A negative (nonreactive) RPR is compatible with a person not having syphilis, but in the early stages of the disease, the RPR often gives false negative results. Conversely, a false positive RPR can be encountered in infectious mononucleosis, lupus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, hepatitis A, leprosy, malaria and, occasionally, pregnancy.

See also syphilis; syphilis test, VDRL.

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  • RPR test: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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  • RPR test - Overview - University of Maryland Medical Center ...

    Definition of RPR test: 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.

  • RPR test - Healthcare Center

    RPR test Definition 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.