Syphilis


Test Information

Test Name

Syphilis

Synonyms

RPR/VDRL, Treponemal Test, Treponema Pallidum, STS, TPHA, FTA Lues screen, FTA, FTA-ABS, syphilis serology, syphilis EIA

Department

Immunology

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

PLW

Turn Around Time

4 Days

Clinical Update

View Clinical Update

Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes


Processing Information

Registration Code

SYPH

Notes

All infectious serology requests will require accompanying clinical details in order for testing to proceed. Exceptions:

  • Hepatitis Foundation screening protocols
  • Haemodialysis screening protocols
  • Antenatal screens
  • Immigrations medicals
  • Patient paid requests
  • Prisoners (Hepatitis B, C and HIV only)
  • Sexual Health Clinics/Screens (Syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B & C only)

Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

andrew.soepnel@pathlab.co.nz

Send Away Notes

Syphilis IgM (T.pallidum IgM EIA/ Treponemal IgM) can be tested upon microbiologist approval. Immunology will add on sendaway test code "SATP after review".