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Syphilis screen

Category Virology
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Screening test for detection of antibodies to Treponema pallidum. Included in the routine antenatal screen.

Clinical Indications

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection.

Reference range


Sample & container required RST (rust top), CSF (TPHA/RPR only)
Sample volume 5 mL
Turnaround time 3 working days

Any reactive samples are further tested for TPHA and RPR. The laboratory is not accredited for testing CSF samples.

Please note, our laboratory now uses a Treponema pallidum haemagglutination assay (TPHA) in place of the Treponema pallidum particle agglutination Assay (TPPA)