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Book Syphilis test at the best price in Delhi NCR, India from GDIC (Ganesh Diagnostic & Imaging Centre). GDIC is a NABL Accredited Pathology lab in Delhi offering a wide range of lab testing services. What is Syphilis Tests? Syphilis is screened for and diagnosed with syphilis testing. One of the most...

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Book Syphilis test at the best price in Delhi NCR, India from GDIC (Ganesh Diagnostic & Imaging Centre). GDIC is a NABL Accredited Pathology lab in Delhi offering a wide range of lab testing services.

What is Syphilis Tests?

Syphilis is screened for and diagnosed with syphilis testing. One of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases is syphilis (STDs). It is a bacterial infection that can be contracted by vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse with a carrier. Additionally, a pregnant woman can transmit it to her unborn fetus.

Typically, syphilis progresses in phases. Different indications and symptoms that might continue for weeks, months, or even years are associated with each stage. The initial indications and symptoms could be minimal. They may go unnoticed by you. So you might not even be aware that you have syphilis. The infection might spread to someone else from you.

Other Names:

Fluorescence treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) test, agglutination assay (TP-PA), Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL), rapid plasma reagin (RPR), and darkfield microscopy.

Why it is used?

Testing for syphilis by checking your blood for specific antibodies, you can detect and diagnose syphilis. Your immune system produces antibodies, which are proteins, when it detects potentially hazardous chemicals in your body.

Two steps are typically involved in a syphilis test. A screening test to look for antibodies connected to having a syphilis infection is typically the initial step. However, other factors, including as autoimmune illnesses, other infections, and immunizations, may cause your immune system to produce these antibodies.

What is the procedure for Syphilis Tests?

A syphilis test is typically a blood test. During a blood test, a medical professional will use a tiny needle to draw blood from a vein in your arm. Once the needle has been inserted, a little amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial. When the needle enters or leaves your body, it could cause some minor stinging.

How does one prepare for the test? 

A syphilis blood test does not require any particular preparation on your part. You might be asked to empty your urine and intestines before to the lumbar puncture.

Required documents:

  • A doctor's prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.

After care

No care is required.

The Cost of Syphilis Test In Delhi: 

The Syphilis Test costs vary by region and facility. So, get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. Training and experienced professionals are staffed to assure patient and visitor safety.

Test Type Syphilis

Syphilis Test (Pathology Test)


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Test Price ₹ 975 ₹ 1950
Frequently Asked Questions

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and spread from one person to another via:

  • Direct contact with a syphilitic chancre or sore which are present on and around penis, anus, vagina, mouth or lips.
  • Vaginal sex
  • Oral sex
  • Anal sex
  • Multiple sex partners
  • Unprotected sex
  • Men having sex with men
  • Intrauterine transmission from affected mother to baby
  • During delivery through birth canal
  • Rarely through blood transfusion.

Syphilis can result in many health hazards such as:

  • Vision loss
  • Damage to heart valves
  • Aortitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain damage
  • Dementia
  • Seizures
  • Movement disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Bony destruction
  • Neurosyphilis
  • Cardiovascular syphilis
  • Congenital syphilis
  • Miscarriage
  • Abortion
  • Stillbirth
  • Pre-term delivery.

During pregnancy, if the mother is affected with syphilis, then it can be transmitted from mother to baby resulting in congenital syphilis. It may result in many complications in baby such as:

  • Hepatomegaly
  • Splenomegaly
  • Low birth weight
  • Premature birth
  • Stillbirth
  • Neonatal death
  • Fever
  • Anemia
  • Rashes
  • Jaundice
  • Seizures
  • Delay in developmental milestones
  • Inflammation of lungs
  • Saddle nose deformity
  • Hutchinson’s incisors
  • Mulberry molars
  • Symmetrical joint swelling known as Clutton’s joints
  • Malformation of tibia bone known as Saber shin
  • Bilateral interstitial keratitis
  • Congenital syphilitic keratouveitis
  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Snuffles
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Osteochondritis
  • Cranial nerve palsies.
  • Tabes Dorsalis
  • Frontal bossing
  • Parietal bossing etc.

Usually, screening for syphilis is done by nontreponemal tests such as:

  1. VDRL test: It can be done on blood or CSF.
  2. RPR test: It is a blood test.

If the initial screening with non-treponemal test (VDRL or RPR) is reactive, then the treponemal tests are performed for the confirmation of syphilis such as:

  1. FTA-ABS test
  2. TPHA test
  3. TPPA test
  4. EIA test etc.

Yes, syphilis is 100% curable. Early identification and diagnosis are key to effective and complete treatment. However, damage which has already occurred can’t be 100% reversed instead further damage can be prevented.

VDRL stands for Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test.


 VDRL Test

RPR Test


Diluted before use

Not diluted

Performed at


Lab or at home using kit

Preheating of serum


Not required

Sensitivity for detecting primary syphilis






Can be done on CSF



Light microscope required for interpretation






Blood (Serum) sample is required for Syphilis test. However, in case of neurosyphilis CSF sample is often used.

Time taken to get test reports depends upon the type of test done for syphilis and are usually available within 3-5 days of sample collection.

False positive result means you don’t have the disease but tested positive for it. A biological false positive (BFP) syphilis test is described as a positive non-treponemal test but a negative treponemal test which is done for confirmation of syphilis.

Reasons behind biological false positive (BFP) result in serological testing of syphilis includes:

  • Measles
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Malaria
  • Leprosy
  • Pernicious anemia
  • SLE
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral pneumonia
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Metastatic carcinoma
  • Chickenpox
  • URTI (Upper respiratory tract infection)
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum
  • Leukemia
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Pregnancy
  • After vaccination or immunization.

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