The Syphilis Test Kit is an at-home doctor recommended test that offers over 99% accuracy.
Syphilis is a chronic diseases caused by the (Treponema Pallidum), mainly infect through direct sexual contact, the next generation can also be transmitted through the placenta, there stillbirth, premature birth or congenital syphilis in children.
The initial symptom is a chancre; it is usually a painless open sore that usually appears on the penis or around or in the vagina. It can also occur near the mouth, anus, or on the hands. If untreated, syphilis may go on to more advanced stages.
Results In: 15 Minutes
Specimen: Whole Blood, Serum or Plasma
Easy-to-read & Fast
Control line (C): a coloured Control line indicates the test is COMPLETE and has worked properly.
Test line (T): a coloured Test line indicates the test is POSITIVE
Sample well (S): Add test sample & reagent
What is syphilis?
Syphilis is the oldest recognized STI and remains a common, although serious, infection that can be debilitating and even result in death if left untreated. It is caused by corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Treponema pallidum.
Is it common?
There are an estimated 120,000 new cases of syphilis in the US each year.
How is it transmitted?
The syphilis bacteria are transmitted by having direct contact with a syphilis sore. These sores can be found in the external genital area, the vagina, anus, rectum, on the lips and in the mouth. You can get and spread syphilis through oral, anal, and vaginal sex or through other intimate sexual contact including kissing. You can have syphilis without knowing it and pass it on to others. Syphilis may also be transmitted during pregnancy from mother to fetus through the placenta.
What are the symptoms and how long after exposure will they appear?
Syphilis has three stages and there are different symptoms that are associated with each stage. The stages may overlap with one another and an infected person may not always experience the symptoms in the same sequence. It is important to note that like other STIs, it is common that a person infected with syphilis will not show any symptoms. If you think you are infected, avoid any sexual contact and visit a local STI clinic or your medical provider immediately.
During the first stage, if a person does experience symptoms, a painless sore called a chancre (a painless ulcer, particularly one that develops on the genitals in venereal disease) may appear at the spot where the bacteria first entered the body. The chancre is usually firm, round, and small and will appear within 2 to 12 weeks after sexual contact with an infected person. This sore may appear around or in the vagina, on the penis, on the lips or inside the mouth or anus. Sores are often unnoticed and may disappear on their own if not treated, but the bacterial infection remains.
The second stage occurs from 3 weeks to 3 months after the primary stage and symptoms include fever, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, patchy hair loss, headaches, weight loss, muscle aches, and fatigue. Some people experience a rash on the palms of their hands and soles of their feet, as well as over their entire body. But the rash may be faint enough not to be noticed and may disappear on its own even without treatment. During these first 2 phases, an infected person is highly contagious and can easily pass the infection to sex partners.
If untreated, the third stage of syphilis can appear 3 to 10 years or more after the first and second stages. Symptoms of this stage may include skin lesions, mental deterioration, loss of balance and vision, loss of sensation, shooting pains in the legs, and heart disease.
How is it treated?
Fortunately, all stages of syphilis can be treated with antibiotics but damage caused by the disease in the third stage cannot be undone. The most common treatments are penicillin injections. Be sure that any partner(s) are tested and treated and avoid all sexual contact until the infection is cured.
Can a syphilis infection be dangerous?
Left untreated, a syphilis infection can be fatal. In the third stage of the infection, a person may experience internal organ damage, paralysis, numbness, gradual blindness and dementia. This damage may be serious enough to cause death. If you think you have any risk of exposure to syphilis, get tested and get treatment.
If a pregnant woman has been infected, she has a high chance of having a stillbirth or of giving birth to a baby that dies shortly after birth. If not treated immediately, an infected baby may be born without symptoms but could develop them within a few weeks. These signs and symptoms can be very serious. Untreated babies may become developmentally delayed, have seizures, or die. Because of this, every mother giving birth should have the blood test to eliminate the risk.
Negative: Only the Control area (C) shows a red line;
Positive: Both the Control area (C) and Test area (T) show red line;
Invalid: Only a red line appears on Test area (T) or no dot
The specimens before the test back to the article to room temperature 20 – 30 ℃. If not ready, not torn aluminum foil bags, open the packag ing and used within 1 hour (humidity 20% – 90%).
1. Remove the cassette from the foil bag, take out all the accessory to be used.
2. Open the Alcohol Pad, Use the Alcohol Pad to disinfect the finger. (Note: Before collection make sure the finger is clean a nd dry).
3. Open a Lancet and prick the fingertips, collect blood.
4. Take a pipette and pipette the blood fingertips to test.
5. Drip 50µl blood specimen to the S well and Wait for 25 to 30 minutes and read results. Invalid results after 30 mins.