Testsealabs TP Syphilis (Anti-treponemia Pallidum)Rapid Test Kit(whole blood/Serum/plasma)
Syphilis（SYP） Antibody Rapid Test Cassette (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a rapid, serological, immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of antibodies (IgG, IgM and IgA) to Treponema Pallidum (TP) in human serum or plasma. It is intended to be used as a screening test and as an aid in the diagnosis of infection with TP. Any reactive specimen with the SYP Ab Rapid Test Cassette must be confirmed with alternative testing method(s) and clinical findings.
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.