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What is the process to book a VDRL Blood Test in Pune?
What is the VDRL test used For?
VDRL test is used to check for the presence of syphilis. Treponema pallidum is the organism that causes syphilis. If you have signs and symptoms of a sexually transmitted illness, your doctor may recommend this test (STI).
What is Syphilis?
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that causes a sexually transmitted disease. Contact with an infected individual can transfer the virus by oral, vaginal, or anal routes. Direct touch with syphilis sore can also spread it. Treponema pallidum is the organism that causes syphilis. Primary syphilis, secondary syphilis, and tertiary syphilis are the three phases of syphilis.
What is the purpose of the VDRL test?
The purpose of this test is to detect syphilis antibodies in the body. This aids in the detection of syphilis infection. This test is performed if you are at risk of contracting syphilis, such as if you have a sexual partner who has the disease, if you have other STDs such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia, or HIV infection, if you have many sexual contacts, if you are pregnant, and so on. This test may be indicated if you have symptoms such as a sore (chancre) in the vaginal region or on the throat, an itchless reddish-brown rash on the palms and soles of your feet, fever, swollen lymph glands, bodily pains, and a sore throat.
VDRL test procedure?
The VDRL test checks for Syphilis in your blood.
- The VDRL test does not require an overnight fast.
- During the blood test, a phlebotomist will insert a needle into your vein to collect blood. Your blood sample will be collected in a vial or test tube and sent to the lab for further analysis. Like any blood test, you may feel a sting when the needle is injected into your arm, but the pain goes away immediately.
- A certified Lab Technician (LT) will analyze your blood sample using state of the art technology.
- Your blood report will be updated on the MFine app within the next 48 hours after blood sample collection.
How to prepare for the VDRL test?
|Before test||During test|
|It is not mandatory to fast for 8-10 hours before the test.||There might be slight pain and bruising on the arm from where the blood is collected. However, these symptoms will go away quickly|
Things to do after the VDRL test?
- Don’t use a bandage or tape to conceal the area.
- Take care not to scratch or rub it.
- Use a cool cloth on the irritated spot if it itches.
- You can wash and dry your arm gently.
When is VDRL Test Done?
If a person exhibits signs and symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection, a test is conducted. It’s a simple test that’s done during pregnancy to see if you’re at risk of contracting syphilis.
The following are examples of possible symptoms:
- A minor sore that causes no discomfort.
- Swelling of the lymph nodes in the region of the sore
- A rash on the skin that does not itch.
What happens if a VDRL test results in a positive result?
If you have a positive test result, you may have syphilis. If the test is positive, an FTA-ABS test, which is a more specific syphilis test, should be used to confirm the results. The ability of the VDRL test to identify syphilis is dependent on the disease’s stage.
How long does it take to get the VDRL test results?
Once the test samples are collected, it is sent to the lab of your choice for further testing. After the testing is completed, the VDRL test results will be available on the app for download within the next 24-48 hours.
Is the VDRL test a definitive test?
VDRL is not a definitive test but an indicative test.
What are the risks of VDRL test?
Blood draws may result in:
- discomfort or soreness in the area of the injection
- rapid bruising or bleeding following the operation
How to read the test reports?
The reference range may differ depending on your gender, age, medical history, and current condition, among other factors.
If your VDRL test results are negative, it could mean that you are free of infection. Antibodies are not detectable for several weeks following bacterial contact. As a result, after a few weeks, repeat the test for confirmation.
If your test results come back positive, it’s possible that you have syphilis. HIV, pneumonia, TB, Lyme disease, malaria, systemic lupus erythematosus, IV drug usage, and other conditions might cause false-positive test findings.
If you receive unexpected test results, see your doctor right away. Depending on your situation, your doctor may suggest additional tests.
|MALE||All age groups||Antibodies are present in positive cases|
|FEMALE||All age groups||Antibodies are present in positive cases|
What affects the VDRL test results?
The ability of the VDRL test to identify syphilis is dependent on the disease’s stage. During the middle stages of the disease, the test’s sensitivity to detect syphilis approaches 100%; it is less sensitive during the early and later phases. A false-positive test can be caused by a variety of illnesses, including HIV/AIDS or it may be due to a person who produces antibodies that “fool” the syphilis test.
Why book a VDRL test in Pune?
- The VDRL test helps determine VDRL the presence of syphilis. Treponema pallidum is the organism that causes syphilis. If you have signs and symptoms of a sexually transmitted illness, your doctor may recommend this test (STI).
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Frequently asked questions | FAQs
What is a VDRL test?
Symptoms of syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease, can be detected by the venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test. Testing for the presence of Treponema pallidum in the blood is accomplished with this test. If the result of this test is positive, a second blood test must be performed to confirm a syphilis diagnosis.
What does VDRL mean?
VDRL test stands for Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test.
What are the risks of taking the VDRL test?
A VRL test carries very few risks. Bruising or bleeding could occur following the blood draw. An infection or inflammation in the vein after a blood draw is rare.
Can the VDRL test be done at home?
Yes, the VDRL test can be done at home where a lab technician comes home to pick up the blood sample and takes the blood sample to the lab to conduct the test.
Does the VDRL test require a prescription?
VDRL test usually is ordered by a doctor and mostly requires a prescription.
What are the common side effects of the VDRL test?
VDRL test can cause minor side effects, such as headaches, bruising, and soreness near the injected site.
What are the side effects of the VDRL test for pregnant women?
Syphilis in pregnant women can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, or the baby’s death shortly after birth.
How to prevent syphilis?
Practising safe sex can avoid unwanted exposure to syphilis.
Does having Syphilis mean I have HIV?
HIV infection rates among people with syphilis are significantly higher. So it is better to take precautions to prevent Syphilis.
Can I avail at-home sample collection in Balewadi, Pune?
Yes, through the MFine mobile app, you can avail a VDRL blood test all from the comfort of your home. The MFine app also allows you to schedule online doctor consultations and order medications.
What is the cost of the VDRL Test in Pune.
Depending upon the lab, a VDRL Test in Pune costs between Rs.170 and Rs. 400/-