[Evaluation of a syphilis testing algorithm using a treponemal test for screening].

@article{Ozbek2011EvaluationOA,
  title={[Evaluation of a syphilis testing algorithm using a treponemal test for screening].},
  author={Ozgen Alpay Ozbek and Yavuz Selim Dogan},
  journal={Mikrobiyoloji bulteni},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={93-103}
}
Traditional testing algorithm for syphilis is initial screening with nontreponemal tests, then retesting positive samples for confirmation using a specific treponemal test. Commercial treponemal tests those are more sensitive than nontreponemal tests and suitable for automation are now commercially available to screen syphilis. Although the treponemal tests are offered as the first choice for syphilis screening by some of the guidelines, to date there is no consensus on recommendations in… CONTINUE READING
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