Number 26 tested positive, technologist run test a second time, deluded with saline in order to tell the doctor the end point.
Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) refers to a type of test that looks for non-specific antibodies in the blood of the patient that may indicate that the organism (Treponema pallidum) that causes syphilis is present.
It is used to screen people who have symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases and is routinely used to screen pregnant women for the disease.
The RPR test can detect syphilis depends on the stage of the disease. The test is most sensitive -- almost 100% -- during the middle stages of syphilis. It is less sensitive during the earlier and later stages of the disease.
New York State does not require couples to be screened for syphilis before getting a marriage license, but newborn are require to have this test.