Syphilis Screen (Trepanemal Screen)

Virology


Description

Syphilis Screen Positive results may require further testing to confirm. Please note this assay is often tested as part of a panel of tests. TRT is dependant upon the completion of the last test in the panel and clinical review.


Indications

Asymptomatic sexual health screening Symptomatic Sexual health screen Sexual contact of known positive syphilis patient. This assay is also performed as part of the syphilis confirmatory reference panel.


Sample Type

Clotted Blood Sample, Serum


Reference Range

Reference ranges are not applicable to Virology Assays.This assay will produce a qualitative ( �Detected� or �NOT detected� ) result only.


Turnaround Time

Within 5 days


Testing Frequency

Daily


External Notes

Positive results may require further testing to confirm. Please note this assay is often tested as part of a panel of tests. TRT is dependant upon the completion of the last test in the panel and clinical review.


Patient Preparation

For further information regarding sample collection and sample containers please


Test Request Form

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Your contact for this test

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Leeanne Tovey BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, MSc Medical Microbiology

Acting Lead Laboratory Manager - Microbiology & Virology

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