Microbiology


Syphilis Serology

Specimen

Blood sample (serum)

Specimen container

Gold top clotted (min 4ml)

Test Usage

Serological diagnosis of infection with Treponema pallidum

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

Availability

Local test

Processing Time

2 – 14 days

Specimen Labelling Procedure