Screening test for detection of antibodies to Treponema pallidum. Included in the routine antenatal screen.
Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection.
|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.
The laboratory is currently unaccredited for this test due to a change in platform.
Please note, our laboratory now uses a Treponema pallidum haemagglutination assay (TPHA) in place of the Treponema pallidum particle agglutination Assay (TPPA)