A blood test to look for syphilis (VDRL), a bacterial infection which can become dangerous if left untreated.
Syphilis is caused by the treponema pallidum bacteria and is spread through sexual contact with an infected person. It is most contagious in the early stage of infection.
This test is for individuals who believe that they may have come into contact with syphilis through having unprotected sex with an infected person, or who is showing symptoms consitent with the infection.
There are 3 stages of the infection: a sore on the genitals or the mouth which may last between 3 to 6 weeks before clearing up, a skin rash and sore throat which may last a few weeks followed by a latent stage with no real symptoms until it reaches the third and most dangerous stage when serious damage to the body can occur depending which part of the body is affected.
We will send you your Syphilis Test blood and sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Syphilis Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.