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Possible Causes of a False Positive Screening Test for Syphilis

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

In a population with a low prevalence of syphilis most positive screening tests for syphilis will be false positives. Unfortunately, syphilis is re-emerging, even in populations previously considered unlikely to have the disease.

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