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Syphilis Serology


Test Usage

Serological diagnosis of infection with Treponema pallidum


Blood sample (serum)

Specimen container

Gold top clotted (min 4ml)

How To Request On EPIC

For electronic requesting using EPIC (RDUH ONLY):

Search for: ‘Syphilis (Treponema pallidum) serology‘ or test code ‘LAB1197

Special Instructions

Please include full clinical details

EIA based screening to detect IgG

RPR ( Rapid Plasma Reagin ) test available for monitoring response to treatment

New diagnoses of syphilis are sent to reference laboratory for confirmatory testing


Processed locally in Microbiology at RDUH

Processing Time

2 – 14 days

(Key words: Syphillis, Treponemal, VDRL, TPHA, TPPA)

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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