The FTA-ABS test is a blood test to detect antibodies to the bacteria Treponema pallidum, which causes syphilis.
This test is used to confirm whether a positive screening test for syphilis means there is a true infection.
Fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test
Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider...Read more