Last updated: Saturday, 15, January, 2011
Syphilis testing - serum.
Syphilis testing - mucocutaneous ulcer; lesion fluid for microscopy should be collected by an experienced practitioner. If available, PCR testing may be performed on a swab.
Syphilis testing - serum or CSF should be repeated in 4-6 weeks if initially negative. Investigation for other sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV infection) should also be performed.
Syphilis is a notifiable disease; the source of infection should be traced.
Syphilis testing - serum or CSF.
Cerebrospinal fluid examination including microscopy, protein (oligoclonal bands), glucose.
Syphilis testing - serum (mother and infant, including IgM in infant).