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A simple and reliable 10 minute finger prick blood spot test that detects anti-Treponema pallidum antibodies as an indicator of syphilis infection
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Treponema pallidum. The detection of anti-Treponema pallidum antibodies in the blood is an indicator of infection. Early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce the risks associated with a syphilis infection.
Always speak to your doctor if you have syphilis symptoms.
Comparison of the SELFCHECK Syphilis Test with reference laboratory methods shows an overall agreement of at least 97% (95% Confidence Interval 96.1-98.3%). Although this test is reliable, doctors are aware that all medical tests whether used in the laboratory or at home may give a small number of false positive or false negative results.
The test kit contains;
1 test device, 1 plastic pipette and 1 desiccant pouch
1 small bottle containing 1ml of diluent
2 sterile lancets to obtain a blood sample
1 instruction leaflet
You will also require a watch or clock with a second hand or a timer, and a clean tissue.