Syphilis Serology
(Microbiology)
Investigations Syphilis
Treponemapallidum is the causative agent of syphilis. The organism cannot be cultured in vitro and laboratory diagnosis relies on direct detection using dark ground microscopy or serological techniques.

Serology Tests
Syphilis antibody screen (EIA, TPPA, and RPR)
Inform lab before sending No
Specimen type Serology Tests
Whole blood:5-10ml blood into a serum (WHITE CAPPED) container
Ideal time to take specimen  
Labelling requirements click here
How to take the specimen  
Transport to the laboratory If transport is delayed then store at +4°C
Test Times Serology: Daily
Turnround Serology: 4 working days
Additional information Syphilis PCR
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