Treponema Pallidum is the causative agent of the venereal disease Syphilis. Multiple clinical stages and long periods of latent, asymptomatic infection are characteristic of Syphilis. Primary Syphilis is defined by the presence of chancre at the site of inoculation. The antibodies to the bacterium can be detected within 4-7 days after the chancre appears, and the infection remains detectable until the patient receives adequate treatment.
The test device detects IgG and IgM antibodies to the bacterium in plasma, serum, whole blood and fingertip blood samples. Details are given in the package insert.