BD syphilis testing

BD offers several options for syphilis testing: direct immunofluorescent reagents, fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) test reagents, RPR and VDRL antigen.

VDRL reagents

Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) syphilis serology reagents are used in qualitative and quantitative determination of syphilis. The VDRL test is based on flocculation, which is the visible reaction of combining reagin (an antibody-like protein) in patient serum with the antigen (a mixture of cardiolipin, cholesterol and lecithin).

Direct immunofluorescent reagents

These reagents are used for the direct immunofluorescent identification of T. pallidium. The direct immunofluorescent test uses the fluoroscein-labeled anti-T. pallidium antibody to directly stain smears prepared from fluid specimens. If the specimen smear contains T. pallidium antigen, a fluorescent complex is visible under UV light.

FTA-ABS test reagents

These reagents are used in the FTA-ABS test. The FTA-ABS test utilizes test serum that has been absorbed with a Reiter treponeme suspension to remove nonspecific antibodies. This absorbed serum, if it contains antibodies to T. pallidium, reacts with the T. pallidium antigen on a slide, and the resulting antigen-antibody complex is available to react with fluorescein-tagged antihuman globulin. The antigen-antibody reaction is visualized by green fluorescence under UV light.

BD Macro-Vue™ RPR kits

BD Macro-Vue RPR 18-mm circle card tests and teardrop tests are nontreponemal testing procedures designed for the serological detection of syphilis.

BD Macro-Vue RPR test kits
Catalog no.DescriptionQuantitye-catalog
270333 BD Macro-Vue RPR card antigen suspension, 3-mL ampule 3/SP
275110 BD Macro-Vue RPR bulk kit no. 515 5,000 tests
275115 BD Macro-Vue RPR bulk kit no. 515 5,000 tests
275130 BD Macro-Vue RPR bulk kit no. 530 5,000 tests
274449 BD Macro-Vue RPR card test kit no. 104 300 tests
275005 BD Macro-Vue RPR card test kit no. 110 500 tests
275239 BD Macro-Vue RPR card test kit no. 112 150 tests
275539 BD Macro-Vue RPR card test kit no. 115 150 tests
270509 Antigen (plastic) dispensing bottle 10/SP
278051 BD Macro-Vue card test rotator, model 51 1/EA
272905 BD Dispenstirs™ device, 0.05-mL volume 500/SP
273509 Needles, dispensing (square cut), 20 G 10/SP
270333 BD Macro-Vue RPR card antigen suspension, 3-mL ampule 3/SP
270309 BD Macro-Vue RPR card antigen suspension, 3-mL ampule 10/SP
276709 BD Macro-Vue RPR control cards, 18-mm circle 10/SP
276909 BD Macro-Vue RPR liquid controls, 18-mm circle 1/EA
271849 BD Macro-Vue RPR cards, 18-mm circle, qualitative, 10 spot cards 300/CS
271949 BD Macro-Vue RPR cards, 18-mm circle, quantitative, 15 spot cards 300/SP
272001 BD Macro-Vue RPR cards, 18-mm circle, quantitative, 30 spot cards 100/SP
VDRL testing
Catalog no.DescriptionQuantity (each)e-catalog
240765 VDRL antigen, 10 mL x 0.5 mL 1
240764 VDRL antigen, 1 mL x 5 mL 1
235201 VDRL test control serum set 1

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