Bio-Rad Explores New Approaches to Syphilis Testing



There has been a recent resurgence of syphilis infections over the last several years with rates of new infections increasing, particularly in high risk populations (such as MSM). Serologic tests in conjunction with clinical presentation remain the primary modes of diagnosing syphilis infections. Several serology tests are commercially available including standard EIA/CLIA treponemal tests, manual non-treponemal tests, automated non-treponemal tests, and a fully automated dual treponemal/non-treponemal multiplex test.

This webinar will provide an overview of syphilis clinical presentation, diagnostic methods, algorithms, and it will compare assay performance. The speakers, listed below, will also present their performance data from evaluations of Bio-Rad Laboratories’ BioPlex 2200 Syphilis Total & RPR Assay and how the assay can be incorporated into a laboratory’s syphilis testing algorithm.

Attendees of this webinar will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the two syphilis testing algorithms and how to compare the performances of different syphilis diagnostic assays. They will also gain a better understanding of how to incorporate different assays into a laboratory’s algorithm.

Webinar Speakers:

Dr. Belinda Yen-Lieberman, professor of pathology at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Alan Wu, professor of lab medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Vera Tesic, assistant professor of pathology at the University of Chicago Medicine

LabRoots will host this webinar December 5, 2017, beginning at 8 a.m. PST, 5 p.m. CET. To learn more about this event and the speakers, discover the continuing education credits offered, or to register for free, click here.

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