No, while syphilis spirochete are very similar to lyme spirochete it is a different test.
Did you know that syphilis is the original "Great Imitator"? They later stole the term for Lyme just like they stole the term Herx reaction also from syphilis. Now you can start to see why they are called cousin bacteria. It's amazing how similar they are, perhaps Lyme is just a mutation from syphilis.
Post Edited (SickInCT) : 1/21/2009 6:54:12 PM (GMT-7)