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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.

Clinicial Indications

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

Reference range


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

Any reactive samples are further tested for TPPA 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.