Syphilis Test

The doctor or nurse will examine your genitals. After that, you will have a blood test for the presence of these antibodies. The results should be available in 7 to 10 days.

If sores are present, a swab (like a cotton bud) will be used to take a small sample of fluid from the sore. This is then either looked at under a microscope in the clinic or sent to a laboratory for examination.