In case of suspicion of neurosyphilis and the presence of anti-treponemal antibodies in serum, TPPA will be performed on cerebrospinal fluid and serum, regardless of the RPR result.
An additional VDRL assay on cerebrospinal fluid will only be performed when the TPPA result of cerebrospinal fluid was found to be reactive.
The following samples will need to be taken:
Please ensure that all samples are identified with a unique number and that the corresponding request form is included in the shipment.
Use the request form.
If possible, send the samples as soon as possible to the ITM.
Please use the request form.
When requested as soon as possible and at least once a week.
Within 7 working days.
ISO 15189 – BELAC 147-MED
Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020