Diagnostics Direct Partners with NCSD to Donate Rapid Syphilis Tests
With the rising rates of congenital syphilis within Indian country, Diagnostic Direct is partnering with NCSD in order to aid in meeting the specific needs of tribal communities.
February 22, 2024
Free Rapid Syphilis Tests
With the rising rates of congenital syphilis within Indian country, Diagnostics Direct is partnering with NCSD in order to aid in meeting the specific needs of tribal communities.
With the loss of follow-up care for pregnant people, rapid testing is desperately needed to address the rising rates of congenital syphilis. Confirmatory syphilis testing takes some time and due to IHS regulations, communicating follow-up test results and getting patients in for treatment has unintended barriers. Rapid testing while the patient is still at the clinic is what is needed.
Diagnostics Direct is looking to donate rapid syphilis tests to clinics and health departments within Indian country. If you are interested in receiving test donations, please reach out to Cait Shea, Senior Manager of Clinical Programs, at email@example.com.
About the Tests
Syphilis Health CheckTM are the first and only CLIA waived tests that detect Treponema pallidum antibodies in human whole blood, serum or plasma and take ten minutes to process. These tests should only be performed on patients who do not have a previous history of syphilis.