Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Syphilis - VDRL or other reagin test Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThe test is used to detect presence of antigens or antibodies for Treponema pallidum bacteria in blood for the management of syphilis disease
SynonymsSyphilis"," Trep-Sure"," Treponemal
Patient PreparationNo special preparation needed
Sample volume1 mL
Sample collection ContainerRed-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Sample collection instructions Serum should be separated immediately after sample collection.
Sample storagestable at room temperature/refrigerated/frozen for 14 days
Results Turnaround1-4 days after receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsReactive 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.