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How does one diagnose syphilis?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Blood test

Testing for syphilis is very simple.
A blood test called and RPR can be done with the results being available in 24-48 hours. It is a good idea tested.

In brief: Blood test

Testing for syphilis is very simple.
A blood test called and RPR can be done with the results being available in 24-48 hours. It is a good idea tested.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Joel Gallant
I agree, with the caveat that the blood test for syphilis can be negative in some patients with primary syphilis. Therefore, a patient with a lesion that is suspicious for primary syphilis should be treated regardless of the blood test results.
Dr. James Lin
Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: History, tests, and.

History, physical findings, and blood tests for syphilis will confirm its DX by high-alert physicians.

In brief: History, tests, and.

History, physical findings, and blood tests for syphilis will confirm its DX by high-alert physicians.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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