This test is used for the screening and diagnosis of syphilis infection. Fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test (FTA-ABS) is useful for the detection of antibodies produced against the parasite, Treponema pallidum. This test does not differentiate between active and latent infection and additional test is used for the determination of present infection. The common symptoms of syphilis include rash and red spot on different parts of body, pain in body, swollen lymph nodes and sore throat. The test is also recommended for high risk individuals who do not show any symptoms, they include individuals who practice unprotected sex, have other STD (sexually transmitted disease) and pregnant women.
LabEspy recommends Save On Labs, Personalabs, Direct Labs for this test.