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Syphilis Laboratory Information

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Spirochete Request Form
CDC’s Division of STD Prevention offers T. pallidum spirochetes in aliquots of 500µl for training on the use of dark field microscopy. This is offered specifically to public health laboratories and institutions within the United States for training purposes only. In order for your request to be considered, you must complete the spirochete request form. For any questions about this form, please contact Dr. Allan Pillay at 404-639-2140 or stdlaboratoryspecim@cdc.gov.

Syphilis Serum Repository
CDC’s Division of STD Prevention and the Association of Public Health Laboratories have developed a Syphilis Serum Repository. The repository is composed of residual syphilis positive serum samples which may be requested to facilitate research and development of syphilis diagnostic tests. This section includes more information about the Syphilis Serum Repository, how it may be used, and the process to request specimens. For any questions about this form, please contact Dr. Allan Pillay at 404-639-2140 or stdlaboratoryspecim@cdc.gov.

Clinical Advisory: Ocular Syphilis in the United States
If you are planning on collecting clinical specimens for molecular typing and need assistance with the collection procedure or shipment of samples, please contact Dr. Allan Pillay at 404-639-2140 or ajp7@cdc.gov.

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