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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2008 by Healthcare Providers Direct, Inc..
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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Healthcare Providers Direct, Inc. Identifier:
First received: August 8, 2008
Last updated: August 11, 2008
Last verified: August 2008
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 Intervention
Syphilis Serodiagnosis
Device: Syph-Check POC

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: One-Step Syphilis Point of Care Test for Rapid Immunoassay Screening of Antibodies to Treponema Pallidum

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Further study details as provided by Healthcare Providers Direct, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Identify the sensitivity and specificity of the POC test versus accepted laboratory tests [ Time Frame: end of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent positive agreement data will include supplemental test results identified by infection categories and treatment as possible [ Time Frame: end of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: October 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
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

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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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: NCT00732355

Contact: Charlotte A Gaydos, Dr.P.H 410-614-0932

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University Not yet recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
Contact: Charlotte A Gaydos, Dr.P.H.    410-614-0932   
Principal Investigator: Charlotte A Gaydos, Dr.P.H.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Healthcare Providers Direct, Inc.
Study Director: Gary L Lehnus, Ph.D. Lehnus & Associates Consulting
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Norman Proulx, President Identifier: NCT00732355     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SY-101 
Study First Received: August 8, 2008
Last Updated: August 11, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bacterial Infections
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Diseases, Male
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial
Spirochaetales Infections
Treponemal Infections processed this record on February 11, 2016