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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
I have read on health tap that 6 weeks is good for a syphilis test, mine done at 39 days instead of 42....still valid?
Your question: If test is positive it is valid. If negative should be repeated in two weeks ...Read more
I have had 2 syphilis test done. 1 at 22 days and one at 6 weeks. Both non reactive. Should I test again or should I not worry anymore?
Stop worrying: 6 week negative test means UR free & clear. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers