Syphilis Blood Test (RPR)

The Syphilis Blood Test (RPR) is a rapid plasma reagin blood test that is used to screen for a current syphilis infection. It detects antibodies that your body produces when fighting a syphilis infection

£92.00RRP

Why test for syphilis?

Common reasons for this blood test are:

  • Your doctor has recommended it if you are experiencing symptoms of syphilis
  • You have had unprotected sex with someone infected with syphilis
  • You are pregnant and your doctor has recommended it
  • You are a man who has sex with men and want to regularly screen for syphilis.

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can be fatal if left untreated and is often symptomless in the early stages. Early detection and treatment can cure it completely.

Your blood test

Our phlebotomy-trained professionals will take a blood sample from you. This sample will be analysed in the UK by our authorised partners, TDL. By booking this blood test, you agree for us to share your personal information with TDL in order to process your test. We’ll make sure you consent to this at your appointment too.

Ultrasound Direct will not review or interpret your private blood test results - we recommend you discuss your results with your preferred healthcare provider.

Preparing for your private blood test appointment

  • Hydrate

    -Drink plenty of water in the 24 hours before your blood test. This will make the blood draw easier.

  • Make sure the blood draw area is easily accessible 
    -Wear loose clothing that allows easy access to both arms and hands.

  • If you are on anticoagulant medication, take it after the appointment.

    -If this is not possible, you can take it before your appointment, if it is absolutely essential.

    Let our clinic team know if you are nervous about needles. They will make sure you’re calm and comfortable and do everything they can to make your blood draw quick and simple.

Preparing for your private blood test appointment

  • Hydrate

    Drink plenty of water in the 24 hours before your blood test. This will make the blood draw easier.

  • Make sure the blood draw area is easily accessible 

    Wear loose clothing that allows easy access to both arms and hands.

  • If you are on anticoagulant medication, take it after the appointment

    If this is not possible, you can take it before your appointment, if it is absolutely essential.

  • Let our clinic team know if you are nervous about needles

    They will make sure you’re calm and comfortable and do everything they can to make your blood draw quick and simple.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, we will send you the results and recommend that you share these with your GP or fertility provider.

It is not unusual for some bleeding to occur under the skin following your blood test and sometimes this can extend a little further around the puncture site.  If this causes you concern, check with your practice nurse. 

Sometimes we cannot get a blood sample from you. This can be for many reasons, such as not being hydrated enough, feeling cold or having another blood test recently. We will always offer you another appointment so we can try again.

Visit our FAQs page for any further questions you may have.