Questionnaire on Syphilis Point of Care Testing

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Question 1:

UK NEQAS for Microbiology is considering developing an EQA scheme for Syphilis Point Of Care Testing (POCT). We would appreciate your help in filling out this questionnaire targeted to determine which laboratories may be interested in the scheme. Please tick the relevant boxes. (Tick all that apply).

a. Do you currently test for Syphilis using a POCT assay?
b. If ‘No’ would you be considering introducing Syphilis POCT in the future?

If your answer to either of the above questions was ‘Yes’ please complete the remainder of the questionnaire

Question 2:
How frequently do you test using POCT assays?
If other, please specify:
Question 3:
How many specimens do you test in a session (approximately)?
If other, please specify:
Question 4:
Which Point Of Care test procedures/ kits do you use? (please tick all that apply).
If other, please specify:


Question 5:
What sample type is your assay valid for? (please tick all that apply)
If other, please specify:
Question 6:
a. What total volume of specimen does your test(s) require?
If >300uL, please specify:

 b. If multiple tests are used, please state specimen volume (uL) against kit name:


Alere™ Determine™ Syphilis TP Test:
DPP Syphilis Screen and Confirm Assay:
Qualpro Diagnostics SYPHICHECK:
SD BIOLINE Syphilis 3.0:
SD BIOLINE HIV/Syphilis Duo:
Omega Diagnostics VISITECT ® SYPHILIS:


If other kits are used, please specify kit name and volume (uL):
Question 7:
How many specimens do you currently test per month using these methods?
Question 8:
Would you be interested in participating in a Syphilis POCT pilot distribution?

Thank you for your help.

Please return completed forms by fax to +44 (0) 20 8205 1488 or submit online, no later than 17:00 14/12/2018. If you have any queries please contact us at organiser@ukneqasmicro.org.uk with the subject header as Syphilis Questionnaire.

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