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False Positive on Syphilis Test

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I recieved a false positive on a syphilis test, they ran a Reuhmatory arthritis test and it came up negetive. Can a false positive come up when I'm completely healthy? Should I insist on more testing?
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replied October 6th, 2008
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When false-positive tests for syphilis occur, doctors request another blood test. The blood-screening tests most often used are either a RPR (rapid plasma reagin) test or a VDRL (Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) test. It is sometimes difficult to interpret blood tests for syphilis...therefore, repeated tests are often necessary to confirm the diagnosis. False-positive VDRL tests for syphilis are common, which is why the confirmatory FTA test — the one that actually shows the presence of the bacterium — is so important.
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replied January 21st, 2010
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i had a false positive on syphillis test, my gyn ordered some ANA, and ESR test, i have know been diagnosed with Lupus. Thanks to my GYN, that wanted to find out why the false positive....i am now being treated for my condition.
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replied October 26th, 2011
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thank you, your post is so helpful, it makes me stay calm and lessen my worrying. I am so worried about it as the doctor called me for another blood test because she told me they found a syphilis and it seems false so they will check my blood again. hopefully i really don't have it.
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