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A 27-year-old female asked:

Will antinuclear antibody test detect dormant syphilis? i am waiting on results and had a rpr test came back was non reactive.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
ANA: This will not detect the presence or absence of syphilis. If you had a negative RPR the overwhelming probability is that you have not had syphilis.
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Last updated Jan 12, 2015

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