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Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 146, Issue 1, pp 418–420 | Cite as

The Treponema Pallidum Haemagglutination test as a screening procedure in the diagnosis of syphilis

  • M. T. Melinn
  • H. McLaughlin
  • J. W. Harman
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Summary

OUR experience of the Treponema Pallidum Haemagglutination test as a screening procedure in syphilis serology over a two year period is reported. A positive screening test was obtained in approximately 3 per cent of nearly 27,000 samples submitted. The TPHA test has proved to be more reliable than either the WR or the VDRL test, giving fewer false positive and false negative results by comparison with the FTA-ABS test.

Keywords

Syphilis Leprosy Screen Procedure Infectious Mononucleosis False Positive Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. T. Melinn
    • 1
  • H. McLaughlin
    • 1
  • J. W. Harman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity CollegeDublin

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