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At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
When to Get Tested?
When you have symptoms of a syphilis infection; when you are at risk of being exposed to syphilis, such as when you have another STD or HIV infection, are a man who has sex with men, have a sexual partner diagnosed with syphilis, or have engaged in high-risk sexual activity; when you are pregnant
Most often, a blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes, a scraping from a chancre in the affected area; less commonly, cerebrospinal fluid taken via a spinal tap, depending on your clinical presentation
Test Preparation Needed?