The Mytest One Step Syphilis Test is a immunochromatographic (rapid) test for the qualitative detection of antibodies of all isotypes (IgG, IgM, IgA) specific to Treponema pallidum in human serum, plasma or whole blood
The Mytest One Step Syphilis Test is meant for in-vitro diagnostic use only
Specifications: ◦ One Step visual Rapid Test ◦ Detects IgG, IgMand IgA antibodies ◦ Sensitivity: 100%, Specificity : 100% (in correlation with other available test) ◦ Suitable for field use ◦ Room temperature storage
Package contains: ◦ Syphilis device individually foil pouch with a desiccant ◦ Assay Buffer Bottle ◦ Package Insert
Syphilis is a chronic bacterial disease that is contracted chiefly by infection during sexual intercourse, but also congenitally by infection of a developing fetus.
The first sign of syphilis is a small sore, called a chancre (SHANG-kur). The sore appears at the spot where the bacteria entered your body. While most people infected with syphilis develop only one chancre, some people develop several of them. The chancre usually develops about three weeks after exposure.
Other symptoms of syphilis in a man includes a skin rash that causes small, reddish-brown sores, Sores in your mouth, vagina, or anus, Fever, Swollen glands, Weight loss, Hair loss, Headache, Extreme tiredness (fatigue)
Syphilis stays in your body if it is not treated. It can damage your heart, brain, eyes, and other organs. This damage may not show up for many years and could kill you. You might also pass the disease on to other people.
Syphilis is a curable disease with prompt diagnosis and treatment. However, if treated too late, there may be permanent damage to the heart and brain even after the infection is destroyed.