Can syphilis be mistaken for herpes in a blood test?

No. Herpes is a virus, syphilis is a bacteria. Testing (and treatment) entirely different.
Very unlikely. The two should not be mistaken. They are completely different blood tests. For syphilis screening we look for something called an rpr, for herpes it is usually an hsv 1 and/or 2 igg. Ask your doctor to sit down and explain your results to you. This is essential to understand, as the treatments are completely different, and untreated syphilis can be extremely dangerous.
No. Two separate tests and not mistaken for one another. You don't say which one was an issue. Syphilis is treated with antibiotic and very important to treat and resolve. Herpes is different in that meds for herpes help suppress the disease. Syphilis not treated can cause brain disease if not treated (napoleon and other people in history had advanced syphilis before penicillin was discovered).

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Does herpes br mistaken for syphilis in a blood test?

No. The tests for herpes simplex virus (herpes) and t. Pallidum (syphilis) are completely different and cannot be confused or mistaken for one another in a blood test. Read more...

Is blood test for syphilis and herpes are accurate.

Yes. There is more than one test type for syphilis and both need to be done for accurate results. Herpes can generally be diagnosed with a single test. It may need to be repeated if the infection is too recent. Read more...

If I am tested for herpes, and the culture is positive and the blood test is negative. And my STD test is reactive for syphilis what should I believe?

See below. You have caught both herpes and syphilis. The culture is definitive and herpes is typically not in blood. Read more...
The negative blood . Test for herpes may be false negative or there's a delay in turning into a positive result. Even if u have no symptoms, i'd still recommend treatment for both herpes and syphilis. Discuss these issues with your gyn or infectious disease specialist. Take care! Read more...
See your DR. First infection with herpes or syphilis does not show pos blood test until about 2 weeks. Culture pos for herpes with neg blood test means you should be on full dose of valacyclovir or Acyclovir for at least a week. Repeat blood test for syphilis in about 1 month. Read more...

Can RPR blood test be able to detect if you have syphilis years ago?

Depends. Rpr tends to decrease in value following successful treatment of syphilis, though it can remain positive for a long time. An other test, specific for treponemal antibodies, generally stays positive. Read more...
Yes unless... Tested individual were adequately treated. Some treated patient continues to have a low titer and tests positive though. Read more...

Would 28 days after exposure syphilis blood test be accurate and when you have a lesion does that mean syphikis is detect. In blood?

May be. The test for syphilis may be positive 28 days after exposure, but a negative result would not rule infection and you should repeat the test in three months. It would be prudent to see your doctor immediately if you have a lesion. Read more...

I took an at home syphilis blood test, and I want a second opinion on wether it's positive or negative. Attracted are photos of the test?

Second Opinion. You can get a second opinion through the Health-Tap Prime service. It will allow you to upload your results and have a live doctor look at them. (Thats not an option on this public forum.) Best wishes! Read more...

How soon does syphilis show up in a blood test? There are diff names for certain tests, does it matter what test? Do they detect all in same time frame?

Syphilis. Usually within the first six weeks after a possible exposure. Syphilis is unique in that when one is infected in their mouth, vagina or rectum they may miss the first stage of syphilis because the sore it causes does not hurt. If one has an unexplained sore in this scenario then testing definitely should happen. But, in general six weeks. Read more...