Syphilis Blood Screen
- Lab test with high level of accuracy
- Finger prick blood sample
- Fast results in 4 hours
- Next day delivery
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Types of Tests for Syphilis
The STI Clinic has a specialist test for Syphilis where we can look for
antibodies from a tiny sample of blood that you can collect at home using
a finger prick test. The small blood sample is returned to our lab in a
reply paid envelope and we can have results in as little as 4 hours. The
blood test can be combined with other tests such as HIV and Hepatitis B
and C. We are able to distinguish between a past infection and a recent
or current infection.
Symptomatic Lesion Test
If you have a lesion that may be symptomatic of a primary Syphilis
infection then we can provide a swab test. You simply rub the swab (a bit
like a cotton bud) over the lesion and we will test it for Syphilis and
Herpes. If the test comes back as positive for herpes we are able to
distinguish between types 1 and 2. This test result is normally available
within 48 hours.
When to Test
The Symptomatic Lesion Test can only be done if you have a lesion to swab.
The blood test can be done at any time from 9 days after potential exposure.
Syphilis is normally detectable between days 9 and 21 but it can take up to
3 months to show up in a blood sample.
What is Syphilis?
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is passed through sexual contact.
The first symptoms normally involve a sore called a chancre that appears
at the site of the infection. This sore will start off as a raised area
and will soon develop into an ulcer. The ulcer will eventually heal but
if the infection is not treated it will go on to the secondary phase that
normally involves a rash and a sore throat and a general feeling of being
unwell. At this stage, only a blood test will reveal the infection. The
third phase is more serious, where the infection affects the organs,
including the brain. If syphilis is not treated then it can lead to death.
Who is at risk?
Anyone who is having unprotected sex is at risk but men who have sex with
men (MSM) are at a much higher risk. Around 60% of all diagnosed cases in
the UK are in people who identified as MSM.
How is Syphilis caught?
Syphilis is transferred when an infected area of mucous membrane comes
into contact with the mucous membrane of another person. Contrary to
popular myth, you cannot contract syphilis from a lavatory seat!
For further information, please go to our Syphilis information page.
How Our Service Works
- Order your
STI test online
- Discrete package
arrives next day
- Provide a sample and post in pre-paid envelope
- Access results online
Syphilis Blood Screen
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