Syphilis Testing

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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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