FTA, ABS blood test for treponema pallidum

  1. this is a chart about infections that put pregnancy at risk

    in the section about syphilis there is a list of blood tests that include VDRL, RPR, FTA, ABS

    I have checked these
    my question is about ABS - is this a separate test? So far when I check, I find FTA-ABS so that the name of the test is fluorescent treponemal antibodies absorption test

    is ABS a separate test? the list in the book has them all separated by commas
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  3. by   EricJRN
    One test. You'll usually see a hyphen rather than a comma.
  4. by   GingerSue