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A 37-year-old member asked:

Would a glass of wine 36 hours prior, have an effect on syphilis test? would it cause false negative? read not to drink alcohol within 24 hours and could cause false negative?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: It would not alter any such test. Most tests have a known frequency of both false positives & false negatives that are specific to the test used, which you did not mention. I would share any concerns about testing with your doc.

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