Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Syphilis - VDRL or other reagin test Test in Kenya

Brief Description

The test is used to detect presence of antigens or antibodies for Treponema pallidum bacteria in blood for the management of syphilis disease


Syphilis"," Trep-Sure"," Treponemal

Patient Preparation

No special preparation needed

Sample Type


Sample volume

1 mL

Sample collection Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Sample collection instructions

Serum should be separated immediately after sample collection.

Sample storage

stable at room temperature/refrigerated/frozen for 14 days

Reference range


Results Turnaround

1-4 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Reactive test is associated with Fever"," Headache and muscle pains"," Sore throat"," Swollen glands"," Fatigue"," Weight loss"," Hair loss in patches. A confirmation test is needed in positive cases.