TPHA or Treponema pallidum hemagglutination test is a diagnostic test for syphilis a sexually transmitted disease.
Why get tested?
The test is used to detect the number of antibodies dissolved in the serum of a patient against Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis.
This test includes
No specific preparations are required prior to undergoing the test. However, the doctor may give prior information if the patient requires fasting before taking the test.
Frequently asked questions
Q.What is Syphilis and what are some of the symptoms associated with the condition?
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the transmission of Treponema pallidum. The symptoms of the condition depend upon the stage of the condition. The primary symptoms appear 3 to 4 weeks after the contraction of the infection. The initial symptoms may begin with a small round sore that is usually painless and is easily transmitted if anyone comes in direct contact with the sore. The symptoms worsen as the infection progresses. Some of the symptoms that may appear with the progression of the condition include fatigue, weight loss, headache, and aching joints.
Q.What happens if the results are positive?
In case the test results come out to be positive the doctor may prescribe the patient to undergo complete treatment.