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Syphilis (treponemal) serology

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric)


Turnaround Time:

3-14 days

Diagnosis of past or current Treponemal infection by detection of IgG/IgM antibody

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis