Lab21 CE marks syphilis test
This article was originally published in Clinica
Lab21 subsidiary Newmarket Laboratories has CE marked for sale in Europe its early-detection syphilis test. The assay, which can be performed in as little as two hours, detects the first immunoglobulin produced after infection - IgM. The company's previous test detected IgG, which is produced at a later stage of the disease. The test could also prove useful in differential diagnosis of syphilis pathology, said the Cambridge, UK firm. The test is now available throughout Europe.