This syphilis test is a rapid and convenient immunochromatographic assay used for the qualitative detection of antibodies against Treponema pallidum in human serum and plasma sample. It is intended for professional use as an aid in diagnosis of Syphilis.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It can be transmitted during pregnancy and delivery as well. Without treatment, the odds of passing the infection to the baby are as high as 50%. There is also increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth, and neurological problems. Antibiotics are safe for treatment during pregnancy. Syphilis is considered especially important for testing during pregnancy because of both the severity and likelihood of effects on the baby.