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Why to get tested?
To screen for or diagnose an infection with the bacterium Treponema pallidum, which causes the sexually transmitted disease (STD) syphilis
When to get tested?
When you have symptoms of a syphilis infection or are at risk of being infected with syphilis, such as when you have another STD or HIV, have a sexual partner diagnosed with syphilis, or have engaged in high-risk sexual activity; when you are pregnant
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm, a scraping from a chancre in the affected area, or cerebrospinal fluid taken via a spinal tap, depending on your clinical presentation
What preparation I need before test?