NML Syphilis Serology Proficiency Program

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Details

Pathogen:
Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum
Laboratory:
Syphilis Diagnostics and Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases
Phone:
(204) 789-2130 or (204) 789-6017
Fax:
(204) 789-2018
Email:
Frequency:
Biannually
Description:

In a calendar year, each participant receives 2 panels consisting of 5 sera each for syphilis testing. They will receive a report including their results compared to expected results as well as an annual report at the end of the year. 

Scope:

The NML Syphilis Serology Proficiency Program is designed to test the performance of laboratories conducting a variety of treponemal and non-treponemal tests. Participants include provincial public health laboratories, hospitals, Canadian Blood Services, private companies and the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) along with their affiliates. Our ultimate goal is to improve laboratory services across Canada and other countries in the serodiagnosis of syphilis.

Fees:

No charge

Eligibility criteria for participation:

Laboratories performing syphilis serology testing on serum and/or CSF samples

Confidentiality arrangements:

Participants are assigned numeric codes which anonymizes their identity. Participant’s contact information and results are not shared among the group.

How to apply:

Email PHAC.nml.syphilis-lmn.ASPC@canada.ca to request participation