RAPID TEST FOR SYPHILIS
Veneris test offers a rapid diagnosis for syphilis by finding, in a single drop of blood, the antibodies of Treponema pallidum, the pathogenic agent that causes the STD.
Attention! Syphilis is a STD transmitted through unprotected sex, from mother to the fetus or through blood transfusions. If the result is positive, it is recommended that the sexual partner/partners be also tested.
Syphilis is a veneral disease that progresses through distinct stages of infection: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary. These stages produce diverse clinical symptoms, typically producing initial sores known as chancres then syphilitic rash followed by long periods of dormancy. Untreated infection eventually leads to cardiovascular problems and neurosyphilis.
Caused by spirochaete Treponema pallidum (TP), the infection is usually acquired by sexual contact, although the disease may be transmitted by transfusion of infected blood. Intrauterine infection also occurs. The organism has proved virtually impossible to culture in artificial media, and diagnosis of the infection usually depends on the detection of antibodies in the blood, which appear soon after initial infection.
Veneris Rapid Test for Syphilis is a highly specific immunological rapid test for the detection of anti-TP antibodies with a fingerprich whole blood sample.
How to use
Wash your hands with soap and clean water
Activate the device by pushing the orange rod inside the lancet
Remove the orange rod by twisting to the left or to the right
Wipe the finger with an alcohol damped tampon
Prick the finger with the lancet and collect the blood sample with the dropper
Place the blood in the testing device
Add exactly 4 drops from the tube with the blue cap
Read the results after 10 minutes but not later than 15 minutes