Diagnosis of syphilis involves a number of key measures. Mandatory laboratory confirmation of diagnosis, which includes identifying a syphilis agent and serological tests.
With a negative result of a laboratory study for greater reliability, it is necessary to re-run it or make another analysis, since any of them leaves the possibility of a pseudo-negative reaction.
Detection of syphilis agent
Diagnosis is based on anamnesis data (contact with a patient with syphilis), a physical examination that reveals clinical signs of the disease, and, above all, a laboratory study.
Currently, IFA is used to identify antibodies to the pathogen, previously the Wasserman reaction was used in Ukraine. All methods of diagnosis of syphilis are divided into the following groups: