Syphilis is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that initially presents itself as a painless genital ulcer and if untreated progressing to diffuse rash. The development of rash is termed secondary syphillis. Some individuals may have no symptoms and are unware of having contracted the disease.
No Fasting required.
In 24 hours following blood collection.
We use the Treponemal antibody test. It has a 100% sensitivity. An initial reactive treponemal screens will need to be confirmed with Treponemal pallidum hemagglutination assay (TPPA) or to Fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABBS).
1.If you have painless genital ulcer and or rash involving palms and soles
2.Sexually active Individuals who develop genetial ulcers or rash involving palms and soles.
3. As part of diagnostic work up by your primary care physicians
4. Pregnant women as part of prenatal screen