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Would Syphilis Show in a Routine Blood Test?

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Syphilis is a bacterial infection that’s usually caught by having sex with someone who’s infected and the test for syphilis is usually in the form of a blood test. Getting syphilis tested and treated as soon as possible is imperative if you have any suspicions it could be present since it can cause serious problems if left untreated.

So, would syphilis show in a routine blood test? It is often difficult to diagnose syphilis, therefore, multiple blood tests are likely to be required. As part of the immune system, the body makes antibodies to fight foreign substances, such as bacteria that cause syphilis and blood tests can confirm whether these antibodies exist or not.  

Read on to learn more about blood testing for syphilis, syphilis symptoms and treatment.

Your Sexual Health Syphilis Testing UK

The only way to know for sure is to get tested for STIs. It is vitally important to get checked for STIs as many will cause severe health complications if left untreated. At Your Sexual Health, we have a  range of STI tests that can be taken in the privacy of your own home meaning no more NHS clinic waiting rooms, just accurate private STD testing available at home and in-clinic.

At Your Sexual Health, we provide a range of tests that can diagnose the presence of syphilis. Our syphilis tests start from £65 and use a blood sample to diagnose syphilis from 10 days after exposure and are the most straightforward and simple syphilis test that we offer. Our tests can provide the peace of mind that you need if you fear that you have contracted the virus with one day turnaround times and a choice to take your test at one of our clinics or at home.

As ever, we are here to help, and if you have a query, no matter how small or significant, please reach out to us and we’ll do our best to assist you.