How To Prepare
Tell your doctor if you:
- Are taking any medicines, such as
- Are allergic to any
medicines, especially antibiotics, or medicine used to numb the skin
- Have had bleeding problems or take blood-thinners,
such as aspirin or warfarin (Coumadin).
- Are or might be
If you have syphilis, do not have sex until
the test results show you are no longer infected or until you and your sex
partner or partners have completed treatment and the infection has been cured.
Your sex partners should be tested as well.
If you think you might have syphilis, do not
have sex until testing shows that you are not infected.
Talk to your doctor about any concerns you have
regarding the need for the test, its risks, how it will be done, or what the
results may mean. To help you understand the importance of this test, fill
medical test information form (What is a PDF document?).
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Devika Singh, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
September 29, 2011
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