Syphilis Testing Updates: Elitza Theel, Ph.D.

Answers From the Lab

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D.,  chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, is joined by Elitza Theel, Ph.D., director of the Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, to follow up on the syphilis epidemic and discuss updated testing recommendations.

Specific topics of discussion include:

  • Background information on syphilis and the epidemic occurring in the United States.
  • The report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with updated laboratory recommendations for syphilis testing.
  • The different testing methods used to diagnose syphilis.

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