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Treponema pallidum (syphilis) PCR (Molecular Microbiology)

General information

Collection container (including preservatives): CE marked leak proof container

Specimen type: Swab

Specimen transport: Ambient or refrigerated

Minimum volume of sample: Not applicable

Special precautions: Send to the laboratory without delay

Laboratory information

Measurement units: Threshold Cycle (CT)

Turn round time for provisional result (calendar days): 4 days

Turn round time to final result (calendar days): 7 days

Clinical information

Clinical decision points: Not applicable

Factors known to significantly affect the results: All samples are suitable for overnight refrigeration only, they must not be stored over a weekend.

False negative results may occur for a variety of reasons, for example inappropriate timing of sample collection, inappropriate sample, presence of virus below the detectable limit of the assay. New and emerging variants may also occur which may not be detected by this assay. Towards the limit of detection of an assay sampling variation will result in lower reproducibility.

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Collection container (including preservatives)

CE marked leak proof container

Specimen Type

Swab

Specimen transport

Ambient or refrigerated

Minimum volume of sample

Not applicable

Special precautions

Send to the laboratory without delay

Laboratory Information

Measurement units

Threshold Cycle (CT)

Turn round time for Provisional result (calendar days)

4 days

Turn round time to Final result (calendar days)

7 days

Clinical Information

Clinical decision points

Not applicable

Factors known to significantly affect the results

All samples are suitable for overnight refrigeration only, they must not be stored over a weekend

False negative results may occur for a variety of reasons, for example inappropriate timing of sample collection, inappropriate sample, presence of virus below the detectable limit of the assay. New and emerging variants may also occur which may not be detected by this assay. Towards the limit of detection of an assay sampling variation will result in lower reproducibility.