RAPID 1-2-3® HEMA EXPRESS® SYPHILIS TEST
The RAPID 1-2-3® HEMA EXPRESS® SYPHILIS (the TEST) is an in vitro, rapid, qualitative, two site double antigen sandwich immunoassay for the detection of Treponema pallidum (syphilis) in human serum / plasma/whole blood specimen.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted (venereal) disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. The disease can also be transmitted congenitally thereby attaining its importance in prenatal screening. After infection the host forms non-treponemal anti lipoidal antibodies (reagins) to the lipoidal material released from the damaged host cells as well as treponema specific antibodies. Serological Tests for non-treponemal antibodies such as VDRL, RPR, TRUST etc. are useful as screening tests for treponema specific antibodies such as TPHA, FTA-ABS, rapid treponema antibody Tests are gaining importance as screening as well as confirmatory Tests because they detect the presence of antibodies specific to Treponema pallidum.