TABLE 2.

Performance characteristics of the dual POC syphilis test (treponemal line) compared to those of the comparator TP-PA test

Dual test treponemal lineNo. (%) of samples tested with TP-PA assaya
ReactiveNonreactiveTotal
Reactive972 (60.7)27 (1.7)999 (62.4)
Nonreactive35 (2.2)567 (35.4)602 (37.6)
    Total1,007 (62.9)594 (37.1)1,601 (100.0)
  • a With the TP-PA assay, the reactive and nonreactive concordances of the POC test were 96.5 and 95.5%, respectively.