Treponema pallidum (Syphilis) Screening Cascade
UFHPL EPIC Order Code: LAB51010
Test Includes: Reflex to qualitative rapid plasma reagin (RPR) on positives
Volume: 1 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube
Storage Instructions: Room temperature. Stable at room temperature for seven days, refrigerated for 14 days, or frozen for 14 months.
Causes for Rejection: Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination; plasma specimen
Serological test for screening for syphilis infection. This panel includes a Treponema-specific test which may be positive in all stages of syphilis. It may be positive with treponemal infections other than syphilis (bejel, pinta, yaws). Like FTA-ABS and TP-PA, once positive, it remains so; it cannot be used to judge the effectiveness of treatment.
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA) with reflex to charcoal flocculation if reactive.
1 - 4 days