TITLE

Syphilis Testing Algorithms Using Treponemal Tests for Initial Screening -- Four Laboratories, New York City, 2005-2006

AUTHOR(S)
Peterman, T.; Schillinger, J.; Blank, S.; Berman, S.; Ballard, R.; Cox, D.; Johnson, R.; Hariri, S.; Selvam, N.
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/15/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 32, p872
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the syphilis testing algorithms developed by four New York City laboratories using automated enzyme immunoassay (EIA) treponemal screening tests. The specimens considered reactive by EIA test were tested next with a rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test in all four laboratories. However, two laboratories retested specimens that were reactive with EIA and nonreactive with RPR using Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TP-PA) or fluorescent treponemal antibody (FTA-ABS).
ACCESSION #
33963119

 

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