R76.2: False-positive serological test for syphilis

You have been shown to have certain antibodies in your blood.

You have had one or more blood tests to detect certain pathogens. These pathogens can cause the disease syphilis. Syphilis is caused by specific bacteria. These bacteria are mainly transmitted during sex. The bacteria can then damage many organs. At first, the skin is most affected and you can have fever or pain. The bacteria can remain in the body for a long time and later damage the nerves or internal organs.

You have been shown to have antibodies against syphilis pathogens. There are factors that can influence the result of the tests. These include diseases of the immune system or diseases with other bacteria.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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