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Is a negative syphilis test at 8 weeks conclusive?

Is a negative syphilis test at 8 weeks conclusive?

Yes: Syphilis blood tests virtually always turn positive within 6 weeks. Your negative result at 8 weeks is conclusive. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more


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Is it possible to have a false negative syphilis test?

Is it possible to have a false negative syphilis test?

Yes: Testing for syphilis can sometimes be a complicated process which requires expert interpretation. Unfortunately there is no test in medicine which is 100% accurate 100% of the time. A false negative syphilis test may occur within the first 2 weeks after the common syphilis ulcer appears. Patients with immune disorder such as HIV and aids may also test falsely negative for syphilis. ...Read more

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Is a syphilis test accurate after just about five years after last exposure?Can syphilis disappear before then?Shold I still be woried?nontreponemal?

Is a syphilis test accurate after just about five years after last exposure?Can syphilis disappear before then?Shold I still be woried?nontreponemal?

Testing for Syphilis: Exposure is different from infection. Once infected tests some tests are + for life. exposure does not give + test. Some tests are good + for life. Unless your immune system is ravaged by AIDs. Good review at uptodate.com Trust you use a condom. ...Read more

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I have read on that 6 weeks after a possible exposure is good for a syphilis test, mine was done at 39 days instead of 42. Still valid? 3 days matter?

Here are some ...: Generally speaking the number or values as quoted in the literature are so-called normal "range" to cover some 95% of cases and should be used as references of daily medical practice and living, not at 100% like machine. In practice, it's good idea to combine high vigilance and keen diligence to assess history, practice safe sex, and rouse professional alertness so to test timely - not rigidly. ...Read more

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Can i trust in a syphilis test at 61 days?

Yes: In short yes. There are several types....Ftab, treponema antibody and RPR (rapid plasma reagin). The tests are very reliable. ...Read more

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What kind of syphilis test would become positive first, RPR or cia?

Need two tests: Generally two tests are needed to confirm diagnosis of syphilis, one VDRL/RPR and one specific antibody like MHTP. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/syphilis-tests ...Read more

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What does a weakly reactive syphilis test result mean? Does that mean I have syphilis?

Only a screening tst: Hi Jessica, A weakly reactive syphilis test or RPR test is a screening test. Syphilis and other things can cause this test to be positive. The definitive test is the FTA, or Flourescent Treponemal Antibody test. This is specific for Syphilis and if this is positive then you have the disease. ...Read more

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How does a clinic do a syphilis test?

Syphilis is caused : By a bacterium called treponema pallidum. Syphilis can be diagnosed by finding non-specific antibodies in the blood (rapid plasma reagin or rpr), examining for bacteria in samples from open sores under a microscope (primary ; secondary syphilis) or in some cases examination of cerebropsinal fluid via lumbar puncture. ...Read more

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Is syphilis test result accurate if unprotected sometime in oct and got tested January 5?

Is syphilis test result accurate if unprotected sometime in oct and got tested January 5?

Yes: if you had gotten syphilis, the test would be positive by now. however, if you had sex with someone with known syphilis, it is recommended that you be treated ...Read more

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Is hepatits b can be detect if i will have a syphilis test?Plzz answer doctors..Tnx

Is hepatits b can be detect if i will have a syphilis test?Plzz answer doctors..Tnx

No: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria called Treponema pallidum. It is not related in any way to Hepatitis B (which is a virus). Both are sexually transmitted, however. The tests for these two diseases are very different, and Hepatitis B will not be shown on a test for syphilis. You list that you already have Hepatitis B, so I am assuming you've been tested. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. After sex, how long should you wait until you get a syphilis test to make sure the virus has already shown up?

Early syphilis: Initial syphilis manifests on the average of 21 days as a painless ulcer in mucosa/genital areas... If this lesion was missed becuase the ulcer is normally painless I would get the test in 2 months. That being said, i would also get a test for other sexually transmitted diseases like hepatitis C and B and HIV. Syphilis is a spirochete -- a type of spiral-shaped bacteria and not a virus. ...Read more

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If I go to the doctor and ask for a syphilis test, what test do they usually give by default? I'm asking because I'm not sure which test I got.

Ask the DR: Always get a copy of every lab test so you can see for yourself. There are MANY blood tests for syphilis. You ask which test you got. More important is the interpretation. Did it indicate presence of disease or not? ...Read more

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How long would the RPR syphilis test be accurate after infection. Would it be accurate between 1-2 years after exposure or is it less reliable then?

NEVER realiable: The RPR is never a "reliable" test for syphilis. It is only a screen. If you have any concern that you have syphilis, get with your physician for more accurate testing. ...Read more

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Hello, is syphilis test VDRl conclusive at 4 weeks? I had only oral exposure without condom for 1 min max. No syphilis symptomes. Thx

Not Quite: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003533.htm Short version - 4 weeks may be too early. Most doctors would repeat the test in another month; some might choose to prophylax with penicillin which is 100% effective against syphilis. ...Read more

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Wb indicating protein 41 active.I read its a lot of controversy about p41.Dfm showed spirochetes and gemmas.Syphilis test negative.Is it lyme?

Wb indicating protein 41 active.I read its a lot of controversy about p41.Dfm showed spirochetes and gemmas.Syphilis test negative.Is it lyme?

Be skeptical: Lyme disease is not transmitted sexually, but through bites from infected ticks. Diagnosis using western blot is complicated and requires review of the entire blot and assessment of your other symptoms and risks. Dfm reliability is dependent on the person doing it, and may be manipulated in an attempt to sell you unproven or even dangerous treatments for lyme disease. ...Read more

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If I had unprotected sex in beginning or end of October and got a HIV test and syphilis test at the beginning of Jan would it be an accurate result?

If I had unprotected sex in beginning or end of October  and got a HIV test and syphilis test at the beginning of Jan would it be an accurate result?

Yes: Today's tests are very accurate. I hope you get a clean bill of health. Also, I hope that the memory of having given and received love will be precious to you, even if it wasn't perfect -- human love never is. Continue to be wise. Best wishes. ...Read more