WHAT IS MICROHEMAGGLUTINATION TREPONEMA PALLIDUM (MHA-TP) TEST?

WHAT IS MICROHEMAGGLUTINATION TREPONEMA PALLIDUM (MHA-TP) TEST?

Syphilis is a complex, sexually transmitted disease characterized by a wide range of symptoms that imitate other diseases and is caused by the organism Treponema pallidum. In this test, the client’s serum is heat treated and mixed with T. pallidum–sensitized sheep red blood cells, incubated, and compared with a control. A positive result occurs when agglutination occurs in the test sample but not in control. This test is less sensitive than the fluorescent treponemal antibody, absorbed double stain (FTA-Abs DS) test for primary syphilis. Positive results will occur in treponemal diseases of bejelpinta, syphilis, or yaws. 

KNOWLEDGE BASE
About Genomic Medicine UK

Genomic Medicine UK is the home of comprehensive genomic testing in London. Our consultant medical doctors work tirelessly to provide the highest standards of medical laboratory testing for personalised medical treatments, genomic risk assessments for common diseases and genomic risk assessment for cancers at an affordable cost for everybody. We use state-of-the-art modern technologies of next-generation sequencing and DNA chip microarray to provide all of our patients and partner doctors with a reliable, evidence-based, thorough and valuable medical service.

X