serologic test for syphilis


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serologic test

 [sēr″o-loj´ik]
any laboratory test involving serologic reactions, such as precipitin reaction, agglutination, or complement fixation, especially any such test measuring serum antibody titer.
serologic test for syphilis (STS) any test for serum antibodies indicative of Treponema pallidum infection. There are two types, nontreponemal antigen tests and treponemal antigen tests; the term is occasionally used with reference only to the former.

serologic test for syphilis

Any assay for detecting antibodies to Treponema pallidum antigens. See RPR test, Syphilis, TPI, VDRL.
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* A case of CS was defined in a live-born infant who I) had a reactive treponemal serologic test for syphilis and evidence of CS on physical examination, radiologic test, or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) test; 2) had a reactive fluorescent treponemal antibody absorbed--19S-IgM antibody test or IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; 3) had T.
Those women who expect to stay at least 30 days are given 125 mg of ceftriaxone intramuscularly, and a repeat serologic test for syphilis is scheduled to make certain that any case of incubating syphilis is not missed.
New Jersey statutes mandate that all pregnant women receive a serologic test for syphilis (STS) during pregnancy or at delivery if no test was done during pregnancy.
Congenital syphilis may be defined provisionally as occurring in every child younger than 12 months of age with one of the following: (1) a reactive nontreponemal serologic test for syphilis confirmed by a reactive treponemal test, (2) a positive dark-field microscopic examination of a nonoral mucous membrane lesion, (3) a positive fluorescent antibody examination for Treponema pallidum from a lesion.