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How Long Does It Take For Syphilis To Be Detectable In A Blood Test
Weeks to months: Testing for syphillis relies on both non-specific tests that can be falsley +or - and more specific germ tests as backup. A + or rising level of a screening test is confirmed by a germ test. The most specific test is finding the germ in material from a lesion. Since transmission ~30% per contact with an infected source, a single dose of penicillin is often given as early as exposure is suspected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I Got a syphilis blood test 4 weeks after sex expos( which was fingering and hand job) it was neg. Is it accurate how long does Syp show up after act?
It is accurate: The risk was low from the behavior described and the test should be accurate by 1-2 weeks at least. ...Read more
Your doctor: Your doctor can order a blood test and most hospital labs are capable for performing the test. A community health clinic may offer the service. ...Read more
Not possible: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes it can: The TPHA test (Treponema pallidum hemagglutination) is a confirmatory test for syphilis. Usually it is done only after a positive screening test, such as the VDRL, RPR, or an EIA test. If you have had negative results on one of these plus the TPHA, you can be 100% certain you don't have syphilis and probably never did. ...Read more
When you have a syphilis lesion would the blood test be able
To detect syphilis in blood by then?
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