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 â the one that actually shows the presence of the bacterium â is so important.
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.
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.