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Test Directory -  Syphilis serology

Test Includes

Screening test for detection of IgG antibodies to Treponema pallidum

Part of Profile

Included in the routine ante-natal screen

Request Form 

Combined Pathology Blood form (Yellow/Black or Blue for GP's) or
Microbiology form (Green)


On request during normal working hours

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection

Turnaround Time

Results will usually be available by the third normal working day after receipt of the sample.
Samples giving a positive screening test result will be reported as such and sent to a Reference Laboratory for further tests.  Results of these tests will usually be available 7 - 10 days after the date of the original in-house screening test




5 ml


Yellow Top SST


Samples should be transported to laboratory on day of collection

Lab. Handling

Aliquot and store at 4C

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled sample
Delay in sample reaching laboratory

Version 1.0 / November 2013

Last edited 16/04/14