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Syphilis Testing

Syphilis Testing is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
Automated reagin testing (ART), fluorescent treponemal antibody testing (FTA-ABS), microhemagglutination–Treponema pallidum (MHA-TP), rapid plasma reagin (RPR), treponemal studies, Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) testing.

Rationale
To indicate past or present syphilis infection.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Dark-field microscopy, rapid plasma reagin, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), microhemagglutination, fluorescence. Nonreactive or absence of treponemal organisms.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Syphilis Testing." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425457/all/Syphilis_Testing.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Syphilis Testing. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425457/all/Syphilis_Testing. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Syphilis Testing. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425457/all/Syphilis_Testing
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Syphilis Testing [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425457/all/Syphilis_Testing.
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