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Diagnostics Direct to Donate Free Syphilis Tests to NCSD Members. Apply today!
NCSD is excited to announce their partnership with Diagnostics Direct who have generously donated 2,000 syphilis tests for our members. Apply below!
October 24, 2019
Diagnostics Direct has provided a donation of 2,000 Syphilis Health CheckTM tests to the National Coalition of STD Directors to combat the ongoing syphilis epidemic here in the US. The goal of this partnership is to provide syphilis testing to the areas that need it most such has local health department STD clinics, Family Planning Clinics, and other facilities that provide sexual health services that may benefit from having access to these 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. These donations are often in bulk, which may be 20 to 200 Syphilis Health CheckTM tests at minimum. All supplies are subject to availability of stock. Questions can be directed to Desiree Smith, Manager, Health Care Access, STD Clinic Initiative.
Submission of this form does not guarantee a Syphilis Health CheckTM donation.
These tests would be ideal for:
A facility which does onsite stat nontreponemal tests but sends samples out for confirmatory testing
A facility that has considered transitioning to these tests but would like the opportunity to pilot these tests first
Areas these tests would be ideal for are:
Rural areas that are experiencing an increase in syphilis
Areas with high rates of maternal and congenital syphilis
Areas near urban centers that are experiencing increases in syphilis
Thank you to Diagnostics Direct for this generous donation!