About Syphilis by pcr (chancre)
What is Syphilis?
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Syphilis infection is divided into three categories; primary, secondary and tertiary.
Primary syphilis is the first stage of the disease, showing symptoms including small, painless ulcers on the genitals, anus and mouth. This is the contagious stage of the disease. Secondary syphilis is a latent stage of the disease in which symptoms disappear and the disease lies dormant.
Tertiary syphilis occurs in up to 30% of untreated cases, sometimes years after the initial infection. Tertiary syphilis can affect the brain, nerves, eyes and a variety of other important tissues in the body. It is important that syphilis is diagnosed prior to this, as treatment cannot reverse any damage caused by the infection.
Why take the test?
This test screens for the presence of syphilis bacteria on a swab from an active ulcer. It is used to diagnose syphilis infection.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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