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.
Test Pack includes:
1 x Test Device
1 x Sample Diluent (buffer solution)
1 x Pipette
1 x Alcohol Wipe
2 x Safety Lancets
1 x Instructions for use.
Pack contents include all items required to obtain a blood sample and effect a result from which medical treatment can be determined. This test is fully CE approved for medical/professional use. If any positive result is obtained it is important the patient seek immediate medical advice.
Complete pack including all items to obtain a finger-prick blood sample to test for Treponema Pallidum (TP) the causative agent of Syphilis.
Designed for use by non-medical professionals with clear, straightforward instructions.
Provides simple positive or negative results.
Fully CE approved.
Results in just 15 minutes.