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Whats the syphilis testing window period? and how many type of tests there are?

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Dr. Charlene Brown
Preventive Medicine 24 years experience
90 days: Regarding the window period, if you may have been exposed to syphilis less than 3 months ago (window period) and get tested for syphilis, there is a risk of a false negative. There are many types of syphilis tests, including a rapid HIV-syphilis test and a rapid test for syphilis, both for use at the point of care. Most tests for syphilis are looking for antibodies.

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A 24-year-old male asked:

How many types of tests there are for syphilis and what are the window period for each one of them?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Pathology: This is the wrong forum and it is not your job to tell your physician what tests to order. You physician will order the appropriate screening test available at the lab they are affiliated with. For a list of all of the available tests in the world you may want to approach a lab company or a pathology forum.
Last updated Jan 17, 2019


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