SELFcheck Syphilis Test

Sale price€28.50 EUR


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.


How does the SELFCHECK Syphilis Test work?

The SELFCHECK Syphilis test works by detecting specific antibodies in your blood that indicate whether you have a current or possibly had a previous infection with syphilis.

Is the test reliable?

The self-test shows 97% agreement with laboratory based reference tests and is calibrated to the World Health Organisation reference material.

Can the results be incorrect?

Your result will be accurate as long as you follow the instructions as written. False positive results may occur in some people particularly if you have had a previous syphilis infection or if you are also positive for herpes simplex virus (HSV), cytomegalo-virus (CMV) or heterophilic antibodies.

What do I do if I have a positive result?

If you have a positive result you must speak with your doctor who may arrange for further tests. In the meantime, you should not have sexual contact until you receive a final diagnosis from your doctor.

What do I do if I have a negative result?

If you have a negative result but still have symptoms that concern you then please speak with your doctor.

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