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ID:736 Syphilis serology - VDRL
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DescriptionSyphilis is an infectious disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It almost always is transmitted by sexual contact with infectious lesions, but it also can be transmitted in utero and via blood transfusion. Can cause memory loss and dementia. Pathophysiology: T pallidum is a fragile spiral bacterium 6-15 micrometers long by 0.25 micrometers in diameterT pallidum penetrates abraded skin or intact mucous membranes easily and disseminates rapidly, although asymptomatically, via the blood vessels and lymphatics Laboratory: Positive screening tests confirmed by IgM(acute), RPR(acute and falls with successful treatment) and TPPA (long standing)
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna


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IP Acute TAT5 days
IP Routine TAT5 days
GP Acute TAT5 days
GP Routine TAT5 days
Turnround CommentNegative results may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time. TAT may be increased by confirmatory testing
Originally edited by : D Bennett. Last edited on 01/12/2018 13:09:33. Published By K Roberts on 01/12/2017 13:09:33.