Nontreponemal tests

1. Complement fixation tests (VDRL or RPR) are used for screening; they become positive 4-6 weeks after infection. The tests start in low titer and, over several weeks, may reach 1:32 or higher. After adequate treatment of primary syphilis, the titer falls becomes nonreactive within 9-18 months.

2. False positive tests occur in hepatitis, mononucleosis, viral pneumonia, malaria, varicella, autoimmune diseases, diseases associated with increased globulins, narcotic addicts, leprosy, and old age.

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