Syphilis Diagnosis: Treponemal Algorithms from the Public Health Perspective

SPONSORED BY: DiaSorin
Speakers
  • Director, Public Health Laboratory, State of Tennessee Department of Health
    Biography
      Dr. Richard Steece is certified as the Public Health Laboratory Director at the State of Tennessee Department of Health. He came into this role with over 30 years of experience and is one of the nation's leading public health laboratory experts. Among his multiple admirable roles driving public health initiatives, Dr. Steece has recently served as the National Chlamydia Laboratory Coordinator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and as Science Advisor to the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). Most recently, Dr. Steece is the incoming chair of the 2015 STD subcommittee for APHL, and he is continuing this appointment into 2016. Prior to his public health career working with every city, county and state public health laboratory in the US, Dr. Steece earned his PhD in Biology/Microbiology.

    Abstract:

    Serology testing continues to be an indispensable tool for the management of several disease states, especially treponemal screening to monitor syphilis infection in the US. Come to this educational seminar to learn about key objectives in treponemal screening:


    • Discuss CDC Guidelines on treponemal screening: the necessity to perform two independent laboratory syphilis tests to confirm diagnosis

    • Describe diagnostic methods for diagnosing syphilis infection: the order in which they are performed impacts interpretation of results

    • Describe the potential benefits of screening with a treponema-specific IgG/IgM assay, followed by a non-treponemal test for confirmation: the “Reverse Sequence” algorithm 

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