Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. The diagnosis of syphilis is most commonly made by serologic testing.
Swab lesions , particularly if likely to be a reinfection.
Please contact Clinical Microbiologist with any questions
Microbiology - Virology
Patient specimen - Swab Ulcer
Swab in UTM (Universal transport media). Collection packs can be ordered by emailing LabInfo@cdhb.health.nz
See link to Swab Guide under Additional Information section below
Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
Nucleic acid extraction and PCR
$128.11 (Exclusive of GST)
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