TPHA Test in Kolkata
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How to book a TPHA test in Kolkata?
What is Tpha test used for?
The bacterium, Treponema pallidum, causes syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The disease can be transmitted by a syphilitic sore (chancre). Syphilis is curable with medications, but it can cause serious health issues and even death, if left untreated. The illness is divided into four stages — primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary.
The Tpha test is used to diagnose syphilis infection at any stage of the disease. It helps in the screening of persons with signs of the sexually transmitted illness.
How can you book a Tpha test on MFine?
When you book your tests using MFine, a lab technician is assigned to you who will visit your place for sample collection. The Tpha test booked using MFine saves your time and effort in visiting a medical lab and waiting for the procedure to begin. You can select a time slot in your hectic schedule for our lab technician to come to your residence and collect the sample.The Tpha test is a sensitive haemagglutination test designed particularly to detect Treponema pallidum antibodies(IgM and IgG). The Tpha test includes everything, from collecting the sample to submitting the result.
Procedure for the Tpha test
Our lab technician will visit your residence at the time you choose. The needle is inserted into a vein in your arm to extract a sample for the test. The required amount of blood is taken into a vial. The lab technician then removes the needle and places cotton wool or a bandage over the prick spot. This blood sample will be collected by our lab technician and sent to the lab for further investigation. The Tpha test procedure is carried out in the lab utilizing a test card with three wells. The results of the Tpha test should be available between 24 and 48 hours after the sample is collected.
How can you prepare for the Tpha test?
The Tpha test is done the same way as any other normal blood test. It does not require any additional preparation before the test. All one needs to do is go to the MFine app and schedule an appointment with the lab. There is no need for fasting before the sample collection. During the consultation with the physician, one should always discuss the medications he/she is taking.
Things to consider after Tpha test is complete
The following points need to be considered once the Tpha test is complete:
- Wear your bandage or apply pressure with cotton for the specified period (unless you experience skin irritation at the pricked area).
- Avoid strenuous activities and exercises that may boost blood flow and produce bleeding.
- Consume iron-rich meals such as leafy green vegetables and iron-fortified cereals.
- If you feel stiffness or bruising at the puncture site, use an ice pack wrapped in a towel on your arm or hand.
If you show symptoms that are worrisome, call and consult the doctor or contact the support team.
What types of infection can the Tpha test detect?
The Tpha test aids in the detection of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection caused by Treponema pallidum bacterium. It also helps in monitoring the treatment of those already diagnosed with syphilis.
Syphilis progresses via numerous stages:
The primary stage of syphilis appears after 2-3 weeks of infection and is characterized by one or more painless chancres. It may go undetected since it is painless. Primary syphilis can proceed to secondary syphilis 6 weeks to 6 months after the chancre emerges if the infected individual is not treated. Its symptoms include non-itchy skin rash, fever, weariness, enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat, and body pains as symptoms. If untreated, secondary syphilis can proceed to the late or tertiary stage. The bacteria can harm the heart, eyes, brain, central nervous system (Neurosyphilis), bones, joints, and nearly every other organ in the body.
*How much does the Tpha test cost?
The cost of the Tpha test depends on various factors. The average price of a Tpha test ranges from Rs 250 to Rs 1580. The average cost of Tpha comes approximately at Rs 915. The cost of the Tpha test varies on the basis of factors such as the city, quality, preferred lab partner, and types of services provided by the lab partner.
*Disclaimer: The value varies based on location, time, and your preferred lab partner.
How long does it take to get the results for the Tpha test?
Once the sample is collected by our lab technician and submitted for testing, you can expect to get the results for the Tpha test within 24 to 48 hours after the sample is collected. However, in certain cases, depending on the location, medical advice and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What do abnormal Tpha test results indicate?
A negative test result indicates that antibodies against the syphilis infection are not present, suggesting that the patient is not infected with syphilis. A positive test result indicates that antibodies against Treponema pallidum are present, suggesting that the patient is infected with syphilis. In some situations, however, false positive and false negative test findings might occur. All test reports must be presented to a doctor to correlate this clinically.
Disclaimer: Please consult with your doctor for interpreting the test reports.
Is Tpha test a definitive test?
Syphilis is a parasitic infection caused by the Spirochaete treponema pallidum. The Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) and rapid plasma reagin (RPR) tests, both reaginic assays, are the most extensively used traditional screening tests for syphilis. As previously stated, there are two conventional screening procedures and two alternate confirmatory tests for syphilis, i.e., Tpha and EIA. As per recent research, here is the sensitivity and specificity of all the diagnostic tests for syphilis:
- VDRL (sensitivity = 86%, specificity = 85%)
- RPR (sensitivity = 78%, specificity = 85%)
- Tpha (sensitivity >95%, specificity >99%)
- Automated EIA (sensitivity >95%, specificity >99%).
In clinical practice, the Tpha test, in conjunction with the VDRL reaction, is beneficial for serological screening. It can also be used to make a diagnosis in individuals who have a questionable clinical history, symptoms or serological data. It also lowers the number of false-positive responses.
How to read the Tpha test report
Agglutination intensity can be used to interpret the Tpha test results. A positive Tpha lab test findings might be interpreted as follows:
- It is 4+, if the cells create a homogeneous mat that covers the whole well.
- It is 3+, if a homogeneous mat of cells covers the majority of the well.
- it is 2+, if a mat of lower density is surrounded by a small ring (+2).
- The mat’s intensity lowers and is encircled by a denser ring with a noticeably open center.
The result can be interpreted as Tpha negative if there is a little clear center and the cells have settled to a compact bottom. There is no need for further research if the Tpha test results are negative or fall within the usual range.
Why book the Tpha test?
The goal of syphilis testing is to determine whether you have a syphilis infection. Syphilis tests may be ordered for screening, diagnostic or monitoring purposes:
- Screening for syphilis is the process of checking for the infection in persons who have no signs or symptoms of syphilis.
- Diagnostic testing is usually advised in a patient who experiences signs and symptoms suggestive of a syphilis infection.
- Monitoring following syphilis therapy is necessary to ensure that patients comply with the treatment regimen.
Tpha test at home – how does it work?
The Tpha test is just like any other blood test. A lab technician visits your home when you book your tests through the MFine app. The lab technician first cleans the arm and then inserts a syringe into a vein. The required amount of blood is then taken into a vial. The lab technician then removes the needle and places cotton wool or a bandage over the prick.
Are there any risks involved with the Tpha test?
The test is completely risk-free. The most common risks posed by blood testing include discomfort and bruising at the location where the needle is inserted. These issues are generally minimal and disappear immediately after the tests are completed.
Also, because of the needle prick to get a blood sample, a person may have increased bleeding, hematoma development (collection of blood beneath the skin), bruising or inflammation at the site of needle penetration in extremely rare circumstances.
What can affect the results for Tpha?
There are a few instances that can affect the results of the Tpha test leading to false-negative or false-positive results. False-negative results are possible in persons with early and late-stage syphilis. As a result, additional tests are necessary to correctly identify syphilis. Similarly, false-positive findings indicate that there is no syphilis present. Although very sensitive, the Tpha test is not too specific for syphilis since it does not distinguish between other treponemal antibodies and syphilis. Infectious mononucleosis, leprosy, and connective tissue diseases can all result in a false-positive Tpha.
Why book a TPHA test?
- The TPHA test, or the Treponema Pallidum Hemagglutination Test, is used to determine the antibody’s presence or absence in your body. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can be caused due to a variety of factors in humans. If you observe the formation of a Chancre around your genitals or have a mouth sore, it may indicate the presence of Syphilis. Other symptoms like fatigue, tiredness, fever, and joint pain may be experienced as well. When you have all these symptoms, your doctor will prescribe the TPHA Test.
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What does the TPHA test measure?
What Preparation is needed for the TPHA test?
What happens to your test sample?
What do abnormal results indicate?
- If the TPHA test results are abnormal in your body, this means that antibodies against syphilis are present. The disease has several stages in the body. These are:
- In the case of false-positive results, there may be several conditions such as IV drug use, Lyme disease, pregnancy, pneumonia, tuberculosis, malaria, and autoimmune disorder like lupus.
- Presence of Syphilis infection in the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I avail at-home sample collection in Ballygunge, Kolkata?
Yes, it is easy to avail home sample collection anywhere in Kolkata through MFine. With a single click, you may choose a preferable slot for the test at the convenience of your home, and your test report will be sent to your doorstep.
What is the cost of the TPHA Test in Kolkata?
The cost of tests depends upon different laboratories and the infrastructure used by them. Different cities have varied prices too. The approximate price for the TPHA test in Kolkata ranges from Rs. 250 to Rs. 1,580 per person.
I stay in Gurgaon. Can I book a TPHA Test for my grandfather staying in Kolkata?
Yes, you can easily book a TPHA test for your relatives living in any part of the country with the help of MFine.
How can I reschedule my appointment for a TPHA test sample?
You can easily reschedule the appointment for a TPHA test through the MFine app. Once you log in, the app and website will display an option to reschedule the sample collection date and time.
Is the lab technician coming for a TPHA test sample collection vaccinated?
Yes. Our lab technicians are fully vaccinated. Further, they also ensure safety throughout by wearing a mask and using sanitiser and gloves during sample collection.
When is a TPHA test recommended?
The TPHA test is mainly ordered by your healthcare advisor to monitor the presence or absence of antibodies. In case they spot symptoms associated with including Syphilis are fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, backache, joint pain, and so on, the test is recommended.
Is a prescription required to book a TPHA test?
Yes, a prescription is required from a registered doctor to book a TPHA Test. Since it is an advanced test, it is primarily ordered by your healthcare professional in case they spot apparent symptoms.
Does MFine provide result interpretation along with the reports?
Yes. MFine provides result interpretation along with the reports. Also, you will be able to avail a free doctor consultation after the lab test to understand your reports accurately. Our doctor will also advise and prescribe medicines based on the results.
Is the TPHA test definitive?
No, TPHA is not a definitive test. There is a high chance of getting false positives due to various reasons. Thus, your doctor may prescribe several other tests with the TPHA test to monitor the exact health conditions.
What other tests are usually recommended with the TPHA test?
A positive treponemal screening result must be followed by a nontreponemal test to distinguish between a current infection (or reinfection). RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin) and VDRL (Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) tests are examples of nontreponemal assays.
What diseases can be detected through the TPHA Test?
This is majorly performed to detect antibodies in the blood against syphilis. If the test reports reflect abnormal conditions, your healthcare advisor plans a treatment pathway to minimise future complications.
How can I download my TPHA test report?
- Login to MFine
- Go to your profile
- Click Attachment and Reports
- Click Lab Report and download the same.
Are there any discount offers running on the TPHA Test in Kolkata?
Usually, you can avail of up to 50% discount on the TPHA test through MFine. However, the discount and test price may vary based on lab partner and location.