Treponema Pallidum (TP) is the causative agent of the venereal disease syphilis. The antibody response to the TP bacterium can be detected within 4 to 7 days after the chancre appears.
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Treponema Pallidum (TP) is the causative agent of the venereal disease syphilis. TP is a spirochete bacterium with an outer envelope and a cytoplasmic membrane. Relatively little is known about the organism in comparison with other bacterial pathogens. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the number of cases of syphilis infection has markedly increased since 1985. Some key factors that have contributed to this rise include the crack cocaine epidemic and the high incidence of prostitution among drug users. One study reported that a large number of HIV-infected females exhibited reactive syphilis serological test results. Multiple clinical stages and long periods of latent, asymptomatic infection are characteristic of syphilis. Primary syphilis infection is defined by the presence of a chancre at the site of inoculation. The antibody response to the TP bacterium can be detected within 4 to 7 days after the chancre appears. The infection remains detectable until the patient receives adequate treatment. The One Step Syphilis Test utilizes a double antigen combination of a syphilis antigen coated particle and syphilis antigen to detect TP antibodies (IgG and IgM) qualitatively and selectively in Whole Blood /Serum / Plasma.
What do I get in this pack?
You will receive:
2 x Test Device
2 x Sample Diluent (Buffer solution)
2 x Pipette
4 x Capillary Tube
2 x Alcohol Wipe
4 x Single Use Lancet
1 x Instructions For Use
How do I use these lancets
You simply twist off the protective cap until you feel it separate from the device, then press the platform firmly against the chosen area. Once finished, push the Sterile cap back onto the needle and dispose of.
The lancets double spring technology minimizes the amount of effort and penetrative force needed to press the device, therefore reducing any pain which may be caused.
For more information about STDs click here to go to our health information pages. To go to the NHS website’s sexual health common questions page click here.
For full instructions on how to use the Syphilis test click here
Over the summer many UK news outlets and medical journals reported that Syphilis increasing at fastest rate since 1949. It is important to keep an eye out for syphilis symptoms if you are sexually active or a member of a high risk group. (source: the Independent) Syphilis is a bacterial infection that’s usually caught by […]
What is syphilis? Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacteria called Treponema pallidum. Syphilis is not a common infection in the U.K., the majority of the cases of syphilis in the U.K. were contracted in countries where syphilis is still widespread. Syphilis develops in three stages:- Stage 1 – known as the […]
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