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Syph-Check Syphilis Antibody Point of Care (POC) Test (SyphPoc)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00732355
Recruitment Status : Terminated (insufficient patient populations)
First Posted : August 12, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 2, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Healthcare Providers Direct, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The study is designed to evaluate the performance of a rapid membrane test in a clinic or doctor's office setting to identify potential patients infected with syphilis and compare the results to currently licensed laboratory based tests.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Screening for Syphilis Infections Device: Syph-Check POC

Detailed Description:
The overall objectives of this study are to determine the performance characteristics of a candidate rapid point-of-care test (Syph-Check cassette format) for Treponema pallidum antibodies in serum, plasma and finger stick whole blood obtained from females and males attending sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinics, family planning / reproductive health clinics, and physician's office; and to compare the performance of this new, rapid test to currently licensed laboratory based tests, the non-treponemal RPR and a Treponemal ELISA or TPPA test.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 400 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: One-Step Syphilis Point of Care Test for Rapid Immunoassay Screening of Antibodies to Treponema Pallidum
Study Start Date : March 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Syphilis

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
known syphilis infected patients
Device: Syph-Check POC
Rapid membrane test for syphilis antibodies
Other Names:
  • RPR
  • TPPA
  • syphilis

presumed uninfected patients
Device: Syph-Check POC
Rapid membrane test for syphilis antibodies
Other Names:
  • RPR
  • TPPA
  • syphilis

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Identify the sensitivity and specificity of the POC test versus accepted laboratory tests [ Time Frame: end of study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent positive agreement data will include supplemental test results identified by infection categories and treatment as possible [ Time Frame: end of study ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Point of Care clinics and doctor's office that test routine patients (both male and female), i.e. STD clinics, planned parenthood, pre-marital, blood donors, pre-employment, and general populations from different geographic locations having varying prevalence populations.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and Women will be eligible who:

    1. are 18 years of age or older;
    2. Routine "presumed uninfected" for screening visit, or show symptomatic signs of infection or are asymptomatic but are suspected of infection, and either/or have other STD disease conditions and infections, will be identified.
    3. Pregnant women in the first and third trimester

Exclusion Criteria:

  • are under 18 years of age
  • unwillingness to give consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00732355

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United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Healthcare Providers Direct, Inc.
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Study Director: Gary L Lehnus, Ph.D. Lehnus & Associates Consulting
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Responsible Party: Healthcare Providers Direct, Inc. Identifier: NCT00732355    
Other Study ID Numbers: SY-101
First Posted: August 12, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Healthcare Providers Direct, Inc.:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Treponemal Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial
Spirochaetales Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female