Who should take the test?
Syphilis is a highly contagious bacterial infection spread by sexual contact. The symptoms are related to the stage of the infection. Typically, the first sign of infection is a small, painless sore (called chancre) on the penis, vagina, or around the anus.
If not treated, Syphilis may progress to the symptom-less latent phase and may damage heart, brain and nervous system. Therefore, early treatment is important, as damage caused by late-stage syphilis infection is often irreversible.
People at risk for Syphilis are:
- any sexually active person can get Syphilis through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
- all pregnant women should be tested for Syphilis at their first prenatal visit.
- you should get tested regularly if you are sexually active and are a man who has sex with men, are living with HIV, or have partner(s) who have tested positive for Syphilis.
How does it work?
You collect the sample (blood spot), send it back to us and we will provide you with information about your Syphilis status. If you test positive, you should talk to a doctor about treatment options to avoid passing an infection to a partner.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
After you get tested, it’s important for you to find out the result of your test so that you can talk to a doctor about treatment options if Syphilis was detected. Still have questions? Then send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we reserve the right to collaborate with certified partner laboratories.
How is my privacy protected?
Our STD Tests are taken in the privacy of your own home. We and our partner laboratories (who may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously. Only you will have access to this information and we will not share your information with any not authorized third party. All samples are disposed of following analysis.