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Does a VDRL test detect gonorrhoea?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: Can detect gonnorreha vdrl test within one year?
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using health care magic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

VDRL is a test used for detection of syphilis and have no role in detection of gonorrhea.

Gonorrhea can be diagnosed by culture of the pus or blood if someone is infected.

I hope this helps you.
If you have more questions feel free to write back to me.
Thanks and regards



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Does a VDRL test detect gonorrhoea?

Brief Answer: No Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using health care magic. I read your query and understand your concerns. VDRL is a test used for detection of syphilis and have no role in detection of gonorrhea. Gonorrhea can be diagnosed by culture of the pus or blood if someone is infected. I hope this helps you. If you have more questions feel free to write back to me. Thanks and regards