Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Syphilis test availability and uptake at medical facilities in southern China

Li-Gang Yang, Joseph D Tucker, Cheng Wang, Song-Ying Shen, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Bin Yang & Rosanna Peeling

Volume 89, Number 11, November 2011, 798-805

Table 4. Syphilis testing methods available at various medical facilities where deliveries were attended in 2008, Guangdong province, China

Variable EIA only
TRUST/RPR and TPPA
TPPA only
TRUST/RPR only
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Type of facility
General hospital 2 15.4 0 1 7.7 10 76.9
WCH 1 7.1 1 7.1 0 12 85.7
TCMH 0 0 0 4 100
Hygiene station 1 11.1 0 0 8 88.9
Administrative
Municipal 0 1 11.1 0 8 88.9
County 3 13.6 0 1 4.6 17 81.8
Township 1 11.1 0 0 4 88.9
Region
West 2 10.5 0 0 17 89.5
East 2 14.3 0 1 7.1 11 78.6
North 0 1 14.3 0 6 85.7
Total 4 10 1 2.5 1 2.5 29 85

EIA, enzyme immunoassay; RPR, rapid plasma reagin; TCMH, traditional Chinese medicine hospital; TPPA, Treponema pallidum particle agglutination; TRUST, toluidine red unheated serum test; WCH, women’s and children’s hospital.