What is a VDRL test?
The venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test is designed to assess whether you have syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Syphilis is infected by a bacteria called Treponema pallidum. The bacterium infects by penetrating the lining of the mouth or genital area.
VDRL test does not look for the bacterium that cause syphilis. Instead, it checks for the antibodies your body makes in response to antigen produced by cells, that causes damage by the bacteria. Antibodies are a type of proteins produced by your immune system to fights off the invaders like bacteria or toxins.
When is a VDRL test recommended?
Your doctor will most likely recommends the VDRL test if there is a chance you might have infected by the syphilis. Early symptoms for infections that may prompt your doctor to order this test include:
one small, painless sore
swelling in lymph nodes near the sore
a skin rash that doesn’t itch
In other cases, your doctor may ask for syphilis even if you don’t have symptoms or reasons to think you have the disease. For example, if doctor will ask to screen for syphilis as a routine part of your care if you’re pregnant.
What does it Measure?
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD), caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. It is most commonly spread by sexual route (through contact with a syphilis sore. Syphilis is easily treatable with antibiotics. However, it can cause severe health problems if it is left untreated and can be potentially fatal. Maternal transfer to an unborn child through an infected mother can cause the baby serious and potentially fatal consequences.
There are several stages of syphilis:
Primary syphilis: Primary infection starts 2-3 weeks after being infected. It usually appears as one or more than painless chancres on the sexual partner chancre are exposed body parts such as on the penis or vagina. Since it is a painless, if it may go unnoticed, especially if it is in rectum or on the cervix. It is usually disappears within 4-6 weeks even without any treatment.
Secondary syphilis: Primary syphilis infection can progress to a secondary syphilis, if the infected person is left untreated. The symptoms generally develop from 6 weeks to 6 months after the chance first appears. It is mainly observed as a non-itchy skin rash (rough, red, and spotted), appearing typically on the palms of the hands and the bottoms of the feet. The other associated symptoms could be fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and body aches.
Late or tertiary syphilis: Secondary syphilis can progress to the late or tertiary stage if it is further left untreated. In this, the infected person may be remain without any symptoms (asymptomatic) but, continues to have the infection and can last for years. There are various major complications associated with tertiary syphilis which can also occur if still it is left untreated such as the bacteria can damage the heart, eyes, brain, central nervous system (Neurosyphilis), bones, joints, or almost other part of the body. Tertiary syphilis can last for years, with the final stage leading to a mental illness, blindness, other neurological problems, heart disease, and death.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the VDRL test?
The cost of the VDRL test in Noida is Rs. 250.
How often should I get tested for the VDRL test?
It depends on the doctor's assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values for a VDRL test?
The Normal Range is Non Reactive / Positive.
What is the type of sample required?
We require Blood for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for VDRL test?
Fasting is not required, it can be taken anytime.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the VDRL test?
There are no Specific precautions for this test. Depending on the doctor.
How can I book a VDRL test in Noida?
Log into www. orange health. in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a VDRL test with Orange Health in Noida?
Orange Health is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Noida. Our trained, professional and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you.
Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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