question... i had lab tests that show VDRL reactive (1:1); then we had confirmatory test TPHA non-reactive. what could be the cause of the false positive result ? my doctor said that it could be that i was exposed to syphillis but was treated thus my TPHA showed negative. however, we still treated it with injectable penicillin. my question is, what other factors might have caused the VDRL to show positive?
but being positive from Hepa B is also putting my immune system on a risk, right? i was told that my immune system could be down, and so i was thinking that it is caused by my hepa b infection. my ALT/AST levels were also high.
yes, i am a chronic carrier. i've been reading a lot and most of it says that viral infections may cause false positive VDRL results, some mentioned hepatitis.... now, the scariest part to think is if i'm going to have am HIV test.. most probably, it will show positive but the Western Blot test would surely be needed to confirm because of the hep b infection.
I've tested lots of people with hep b for HIV, and only 1 had a false positive. Its possible, but since you know that, you won't freak.
I don't know how they do it where you live, but where I am, if someone tests pos on the ELISA, they automatically do the WB to confirm. They did that even before we gave the elisa test results to the patient, and in most cases, only added an additional day or 2 to get the results.
I did a little research, and found that some sites list hepatitis A as a possible reason for a false positive on an RPR and VDRL, but not hep B. Others list "viral infections," but not hepatitis specifically.
Maybe it could be because of the hep b. I apologize for my info earlier. Since hep B is never said specifically, I misstated it. I wouldn't overly worry in any case - you only had a 1:1. You can follow up with another test in a few weeks, if you want. If that number increases a lot, then you have something to worry about. If you got a 1:2, that's not cause for worry. If you got a 1:8 or higher, I'd worry.
the same have i seen in wife's case two days before. The test shows that the VDRL is reactive1:4. But we did the same test in another hosptial... it shows that non-reactive. we did the same again in another lab and it shows that VDRL is reactive 1:2. Sir, why it is showing differently. is it varying?
No she is not pregnant. we did the test because she got a selection to Saudi MOH (she is a nurse) and thus we came to know about this. can you advice me about which test we have to do for confirmation.
Doctors saying since it is a minor stage, no need for any treatment. Plz advise
i just want to ask.. i had RPR reactive andd TPHA Negative but, i have consulted already.Then after a 1 month i repeted again the same test its shows that RPR is Non reactive and TPHA non reactive..it is mean that is false positive when i have test in the first time.It is mean that i already clear for any infections?
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