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n. pl. trep·o·ne·ma·ta (-mə-tə) or trep·o·ne·mas
Any of a group of spirochetes of the genus Treponema, including those that cause syphilis, pinta, and yaws.

[New Latin Treponēma, genus name : Greek trepein, to turn; see trep- in Indo-European roots + Greek nēma, thread; see (s)nē- in Indo-European roots.]

trep′o·ne′mal, trep′o·nem′a·tous (-nĕm′ə-təs) adj.
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(Biology) relating to a treponeme
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Laboratory test results were negative for rapid plasma reagin, fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption, tuberculosis (Quantiferon-Gold TB; Quest Diagnostics,, angiotensin-converting enzyme, rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibody, and human leukocyte antigen B27.
According to the national diagnostic criteria for syphilis (5), only women who had both a reactive RPR (nontreponemal) test and a reactive TPPA (treponemal) test were included in the study; the stages of maternal syphilis were defined as primary, secondary, tertiary, or latent.
pallidum enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (TP-EIA), fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) test, or T.
A titer of 1:16 was subjected to treponemal test (TPHA) for confirmation and titer below 1:16 were not considered as syphilis.
Treponema pallidum indirect hemagglutination test (1/10240) and fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-Abs) test (1/10) resulted positive.
Serological tests for syphilis fall into two categories: non treponemal tests and treponemal tests.
Treponemal tests detect antibody to T pallidum proteins.
Effective immediately, the company plans to use the Express II platform as the basis of its newly-developed Express II Syphilis Treponemal Antibody Assay, followed by the integration of its other infectious disease assays into the Express II.
(EFV = efavirenz; ART = antiretroviral therapy; INH = isoniazid; TPA = treponemal antibodies; TSH = thyroid-stimulating hormone; LFTs = liver function tests; CT = computed tomography; LP = lumbar puncture; MRI = magnetic resonance imaging; JCV = JC virus polymerase chain reaction.
Confirmed cases of GS are considered to be those relating to all pregnant women who have had a non-reactive treponemal test with any titration and a reactive treponemal test, irrespective of any clinical evidence of syphilis, carried out during the prenatal period; or a pregnant woman who had a reactive treponemal test and a non-reactive treponemal or unperformed test, with no record of prior treatment (17).
Traditional testing of donors for syphilis is based on screening with a nontreponemal test followed by confirmation of positive results with a treponemal test.
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