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Table 1 Interpretation of serological tests

From: The epidemiology of syphilis in Ethiopia: a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis covering the last three decades

Non-treponemal test Treponemal tests Interpretation
+ + Active syphilis
+ NC*
NC* +
+ Lifetime syphilis/old treated syphilis
+ False positive
No syphilis
  1. *Non-confirmed cases