Pallidum, also the TPHA/ MHA-TP
and/or the FTA-abs--confirmation is compulsory.
Due to physical examination, biopsy, IHC and laboratory tests (MHA-TP
and RPR) the patient was diagnosed with primary syphilis.
gonorrhoeae 7.0% Syphilis 4.5-14.6% (RPR/VDRL) (VDRL) Syphilis 1.6-9.8% (TPHA/ 12.2% (TPHA/MHA- FTA-Abs) (MHA-TP
) TP/FTA-Abs) Active syphilis 14.6% (RPR and TPHA pos.) Studies by authors by publication date Loscertales Sexually 2002 (southern Montoya 2006 ICRH 2004 transmitted Mozambique) (Sofala province) (Tete province) infection N=262 N=4 487 N=1 203 C.
Treponemal tests include the fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-Abs) test, the Serodia TP particle agglutination (TP-PA) test (Fujirebio America Inc., Fairfield, NJ), and its manufacturer's predecessor test, the microhemagglutination assay for antibodies to TP, or MHA-TP
. The FTA-Abs requires a fluorescent microscope to detect adherence of the patient's serum antibody to TP antigen fixed to a slide.
) assay and all four were reported as negative.