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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeRPR
Method

Flocculation

Constituent TestsSyphilis serology - TPPA, Blood ;
Refer to GroupAntenatal screen - first ;Syphilis serology - TPPA, Blood ;
External Price$8.27(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient SpecimenBlood plain 10 mL(Red)
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsMinimum Serum 100 uL, Preferred Serum 5 mL. Plasma(EDTA) may be used.Fridge 4C
Aliquot Transport to CHLOvernight
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Serology
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Contact Phone Number 03 3640 416 x80416
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours only
Turnaround Time1 - 3 days
Additional Information

Onset date of illness desirable.

Additional information for testing regarding suspected congenital syphilis.

The interpretation of syphilis in neonates requires specialist input as no single test can be used to diagnose congenital syphilis. Passive transfer of maternal antibodies makes interpretation of neonate serology more complex.

When taking samples for testing, paired Maternal serum is required at the same time. Send a neonatal venous blood sample (not umbilical cord sample) for syphilis serology (Treponemal EIA, RPR, Treponemal IgM) together with Maternal venous blood for RPR at the time of delivery (if no result recently available at the same testing lab from the previous 4 weeks). Refer to link below to NZSHS website "Syphilis in Pregnancy-Antenatal Management Guidelines for maternal and congenital syphilis."

www.nzshs.org/guidelines

Delphic Number Test Number2444

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