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Might a sexual transmitted disease show up on a blood test?

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Dr. John Scuba answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

STD: Stds do show up on blood tests--if they are tested for. Syphilis, hiv, hep, can be revealed in blood, as some herpes. The others like chlamydia and gc are done with swabs. But "routine" blood tests don't "screen" for these diseases.

Answered 5/2/2013

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