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Treponema pallidum and Borrelia burgdorferi can be distinguished from each other on the basis of which of the following?
False-positive nontreponemal tests for syphilis may be due to which of the following?
In the fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTAABS) test, what is the purpose of absorption with Reiter treponemes?
Which test is recommended for testing cerebrospinal fluid for detection of neurosyphilis?
Advantages of direct fluorescent antibody testing to T. pallidum include all of the following except
Which of the following is true of reagin?
Which syphilis test detects specific treponemal antibodies?
Which of the following is true of treponemal tests for syphilis?
An RPR test done on a 19-year-old woman as part of a prenatal workup was negative but exhibited a rough appearance. What should the technologist do next?
Treponemal EIA tests for syphilis are characterized by all of the following except
Which of the following tests is the most specific during the early phase of Lyme disease?
False-positive serological tests for Lyme disease may be due to all of the following except
Advantages of PCR testing for syphilis include all of the following except
A 24-year-old man who had just recovered from infectious mononucleosis had evidence of a genital lesion. His RPR test was positive. What should the technologist do next?
A 15-year-old girl returned from a camping trip. Approximately a week after her return, she discovered a small red area on her leg that had a larger red ring around it. Her physician had her tested for Lyme disease, but the serological test was negative. What is the best explanation for these results?