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.
What Is Syphilis?
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 everything you need to take 20 tests:
20 x Test Devices
20 x Sample Diluent (Buffer solution)
20 x Pipettes (inside the pouch)
1 x Instructions For Use
This kit assumes you are a medical professional and already have a fingertip blood collection device (e.g. safety lancet).
For full instructions on how to use the Syphilis test click here
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