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The syphilis assay is a fully automated antigen sandwich assay that uses direct chemiluminescent technology.

Test Utility

This test is used for the determination of antibodies to Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of the sexually transmitted disease Syphilis.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Serum or plasma sample in the following tubes:

  • Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top)

  • Lithium/Sodium Heparin (green top)

  • EDTA (lavender top)

  • Citrate (blue top)

Specimen Storage and Stability

Store serum or plasma at the following temperatures:

  • Room Temperature: 15°C to 25°C up to 24 hours

  • Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C up to 7 days

  • Frozen: -20°C or lower up to 3 months

Specimen Rejection

  • Insufficient sample volume

  • Sample not stored at proper temperature

  • Frozen whole blood

  • Severely hemolyzed samples

  • Severely lipemic specimens

  • Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled

Reference Pages


Monday – Saturday

Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory

NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal


Vibra Health Laboratory

1307- A, Allen Dr

Troy, MI 48083

(248) 846-0663

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