Syphilis is a common sexually transmitted disease. The most common symptom of syphilis is an open sore, which is generally referred to as a chancre. If you have syphilis symptoms, have had sexual contact with someone with syphilis, or are in an at-risk group for the disease, you can now order your own syphilis test with My Lab ReQuest and confirm your status with a simple blood test.

Order Your Own STD Screen for Syphilis for $35

Order & Pay for your test in 3 easy steps.

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Preferences & Authorization
  • 3 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Infectious Disease Screening category on test menu page

Testing is the only way to confirm a syphilis diagnosis. Order you syphilis screening today to confirm your health status and to help prevent the possible spread of the disease to others. Test results are 100% confidential and can be accessed privately using our secure online results portal.

Why Order Your Own STD Screen for Syphilis with My Lab ReQuest?

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  • 1) 100% confidentiality guaranteed. Only you can view your test results.

  • 2) Testing is available at any of our locations across Arizona.

  • 3) Pay an affordable price with no need for insurance.

Since the passage of the law in 2015 that allows for consumers in Arizona to order their own lab tests, thousands of patients have used our My Lab ReQuest service to take charge of their health and make more informed healthcare decisions. Our STD Screen for Syphilis is just one of the several infectious disease screenings we offer to patients to assess their health status for various diseases.

Patients choose Sonora Quest Laboratories to meet their lab testing needs for a wide range of reasons, including:

Award-Winning Quality

As the nation's largest integrated laboratory system, Sonora Quest Laboratories delivers award-winning quality services every day to more than 23,000 patients across Arizona. We are the #1 bioscience company in Arizona, according to Ranking Arizona, and we are also the only healthcare company to even win the Arizona Governor's Award for Quality. Most importantly, we are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the organization whose accreditation ensures the highest standard of care for laboratory patients.

Convenient Locations

Schedule an appointment or walk in to any of our 70 Patient Service Centers located across Arizona! We have over 45 locations in Metro Phoenix, 14 locations in Tucson and Southern Arizona, and various other locations across Northern and Western Arizona. Moreover, several of our locations are conveniently located inside of Safeway markets so that you can plan your screening around your trip to your neighborhood grocery store.

Learn More about Syphilis

What is syphilis?

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is spread through sexual contact. The disease results in sores on or near the mouth or the genital area of the infected person. If not treated early, syphilis can lead to serious health consequences.

In 2016, the most recent year for which data is available, the CDC reported 88,402 new cases of syphilis in the United States. Rates of syphilis have continued to rise over recent years, and as a result, the CDC recommends yearly testing for people that are in at-risk groups or that are pregnant.

Syphilis cases in Arizona

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the number of syphilis cases are far fewer (721 in 2016) than the number of reported cases of both chlamydia and gonorrhea (32,511 and 8,270 cases, respectively, in 2016). However, syphilis rates are increasing in many counties across the state and rates of syphilis increased by 22% from 2015 to 2016 in the state as a whole. The population of the state of Arizona also has higher rates of syphilis than the general population of the United States.

Who is at risk for syphilis?

Anyone that is sexually active may be at risk for syphilis. According to the CDC, anyone that is sexually active and is in one of the following groups is considered to be at higher risk:

  • Pregnant Women

  • Sexually active men who have sex with men

  • HIV positive

  • People taking PrEP for HIV prevention

What are the symptoms of syphilis?

The most common symptoms of syphilis are painless sores on or around the genitals, anus, or mouth, or a rash on the palms or soles of the feet. However, it is important to note that the symptoms of syphilis may vary depending on the stage of the disease. During later stages of syphilis, there may not be any visible signs or symptoms. Therefore, it is critical to be tested early to receive proper treatment for the disease before it progresses.

How can you prevent syphilis?

The best way to prevent syphilis is through abstinence and by practicing safe sex. Additionally, if you are sexually active, regular testing and discussing your history with your sexual partner can also help to prevent the spread of the disease.

Who should be tested for syphilis?

Any person that is sexually active can get syphilis. For this reason, the CDC recommends that any sexually active person discuss with a doctor if he or she should be tested.

Additionally, the CDC also recommends that pregnant women, men who have sex with men, people with HIV, anyone taking PrEP for HIV protection, and anyone with a partner or partners with syphilis be regularly tested.

How is syphilis diagnosed?

Syphilis is most commonly diagnosed by a blood test.

How is syphilis treated?

Syphilis can be treated and cured through the proper use of antibiotics. For the best results, it is critical that syphilis be diagnosed early and that medication be taken as directed. Although antibiotics can cure the disease, medication cannot treat any side effects that have been caused by syphilis.

Additionally, it is important to note that you can still be infected with syphilis at a later time even after it has already been cured. Continue to take precautions after you have been cured and discuss with your physician how regularly you should be tested. If you are sexually active, your physician may recommend that you continue testing on a yearly basis.

Testing for Other STDs

Sonora Quest Laboratories offers testing for a complete range of common sexually transmitted diseases. Choose from screenings for specific STDs or order a comprehensive STD Screen, which tests for all common STDs in one test.

*Certain patient test results are required by Arizona Administrative Code (R9-4-302 and 404.H. and R9-6-204) to be reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) for public health reasons.

*It is solely your responsibility to promptly discuss all laboratory test results with a physician. Neither Sonora Quest Laboratories nor its Medical Director will provide interpretation, counseling, consulting, or care recommendations on the basis of any laboratory results provided to you. 

Order Your Own STD Screen for Syphilis

Order an STD screen for Syphilis for just $35 & pay for your test in 3 easy steps. 

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Preferences & Authorization
  • 3 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Infectious Disease Screening category on test menu page

Additional Infectious Disease Screenings

Hepatitis C Screen

Includes Reflex to Confirmation. Screen for and diagnoses a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and to monitor treatment of the infection.

STD Screen

Screens for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae, Herpes, Syphilis, and HIV.

STD Screen for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae

Screens for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae only.

STD Screen for Herpes

Screens for Herpes only.

STD Screen for HIV

Screens for HIV only.

STD Screen with Trichomonas Vaginalis

Screens for Chlamydia/Gonorrheae, Herpes, HIV, Syphilis and Trichomonas vaginalis.

Trichomonas Vaginalis Screen

Screening for Trichomonas vaginalis in women or men is performed because Trichomonas vaginalis is one of the most common and curable STDs.

Tuberculosis (TB) Test (T-SPOT®.TB)

Screens for tuberculosis (TB). 

Valley Fever Screen

This test may assist in the diagnosis of Valley Fever, a fungal infection common in Arizona. 

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