Syphilis Testing While On Antibiotics

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My question has to do with a non reactive syphilis test. Is it possible for the test to come back non resctive if blood was tested while being treated with cipro for epididimitis? Thanks for any info you may provide .
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

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Stanford University, School of Medicine
The antibiotic has nothing to do with the lab result. Read more »

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More U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis, Report Finds

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