fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption

fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption

FTA-ABS A highly sensitive–±100% and sensitive–96+% serologic test for diagnosing congenital, secondary, tertiary syphilis and neurosyphilis, which is used when the RPR screening test is positive. See Biological false positive, RPR test, VDRL test.
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The Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test result was positive (titer [greater than or equal to]640), and a fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test result was strongly reactive.
Laboratory tests revealed that his erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), antinuclear antibody (ANA) level, rheumatoid factor (RF) value, and fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) titers were within normal limits.
The 2 commonly used specific treponemal tests are Treponema pallidum hemagglutination (TPHA) and fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS).
These tests represent advances over the tests used now, the rapid plasma reagin and fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption tests," observed Penelope Hitchcock, D.
pallidum-specific IgM by using fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption or IgM capture ELISA from immediately after birth to 15 days old.
Lumbar puncture was performed and cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed that his glucose level (62 mg/dl), protein level (35 mg/dl), and cell count were normal and that his fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) and Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) assays were nonreactive.
Treponemal tests include the fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-Abs) test, the Serodia TP particle agglutination (TP-PA) test (Fujirebio America Inc.
We examined umbilical cords of 66 infants whose mothers had positive RPR and fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption tests.

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