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Posted on Wed, 24 Dec 2014 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: How many days minimum take VDRL test e.g
I am take some risk 23 of this month
How many days of waiting to take a test
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
It may take 1-2 weeks after chancre formation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX

VDRL(Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) test may take 1-2 weeks for positive results after chancre formation.Formation of chancre approximately take 3 to 90 days(averagely takes 3 weeks) to erupt.
So,you should wait for some days depending upon chancre formation.
However,sensitivity of the VDRL is about 78-86%.
VDRL test is based upon antibody produced by infected person.

FTA-ABS (Fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption) is commonly used as a confirmatory test following positive VDRL test.This test is needed due to chances of false positive results of VDRL.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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