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Presence of T. pallidum infection. Syphilis test negative. Test for any other infections negative. What is normal TPHA range? What should be done?

SIR MY TPHA RANGE IS 1:80 WHAT IS THE NORMAL RANGE. A POSITIVE RESULT INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES TO T.PALLIDUM, RESULTING FROM PAST OR PRESENT INFECTION. AND IN SOME VERY EARLY CASES OF SYPHILIS A NEGATIVE RESULT I OBTAINED. MY SAMPLE WITH CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS, LEPROSY OR INFECTIOUS MONOUCLEOSIS HAVE REPORT TO FALSE NEGATIVE . WHAT SHOULD I DO. WAITING FOR YOUR ANSWER
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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Hi i think normal tpha range is 1in 40.anything more than that is positive indicates resent or past infection.tpha test cannot become negative even after treatment is done.get a vdrl test done which indicates severity of disease and prognosis of the disease.take doxycyline 100 mg twice daily for two to three weeks or bezathine pencillin 24 lakh units single dose
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