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76766-5Treponema pallidum polA gene [Presence] in Genital specimen by NAA with probe detectionActive

Term Description

This term was created for, but not limited in use to, the submitter's Progenie Molecular RealCycler test kit, which uses a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based on the amplification of a specific region of the DNA/RNA using complementary primers to the target sequence, to detect the Treponema pallidum (PolA) gene.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Description

LP189800-8   Treponema pallidum polA gene
Treponema pallidum is a gram-negative spirochaete bacterium thought to be metabolically crippled. There are at least four known subspecies: T. pallidum pallidum, which causes syphilis, T. pallidum pertenue, which causes yaws, T. pallidum carateum, which causes pinta and T. pallidum endemicum, which causes bejel. T. pallidum pallidum is a motile spirochaete that is generally acquired by sexual contact, entering the host via breaches in squamous or columnar epithelium. The organism can also be transmitted to a fetus by transplacental passage during the later stages of pregnancy, giving rise to congenital syphilis. The helical structure of T. pallidum pallidum allows it to move in a corkscrew motion through viscous mediums such as mucus. It gains access to host's blood and lymph systems through tissue and mucus membranes. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Treponema pallidum (Wikipedia)

Fully-Specified Name

Treponema pallidum PolA gene

Additional Names

Short Name
T pallidum polA Genital Ql NAA+probe
Display Name
T. pallidum polA gene NAA+probe Ql (Genital specimen)
Consumer Name Alpha
Treponema pallidum polA gene, Genital specimen

Example Answer List LL360-9

Source: Regenstrief Institute

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Positive Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:10828004 Positive (qualifier value) LA6576-8
Negative Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:260385009 Negative (qualifier value) LA6577-6

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.52
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.; Removed parentheses from Component because the contents represent a gene name, not an acronym
Order vs. Observation
Common US Lab Results Rank

Member of these Groups

LG41621-0 Treponema pallidum

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
梅毒螺旋体 PolA 基因:存在情况或阈值:时间点:生殖器:序数型:探针法.基因扩增.靶向
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Treponema pallidum (PolA) gen:aanwezigheid:moment:genitaal monster:ordinaal:moleculaire techniek (PCR)
fr-FRFrench (France)
Treponema pallidum PolA gène:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Prélèvement génital:Qualitatif:PCR amplification de cible
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Treponema pallidum (PolA), gene:PrThr:Pt:Genitale:Ord:Sonda.amp.tar
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Gen polA de Treponema pallidum:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Genital:Ordinal:Amplificación de ácidos nucleicos con detección de sonda
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Treponema pallidum gen (PolA):PrThr:Punto temporal:Genital:Ord:Sonda con amplificación dirigida
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Treponema pallidum (PolA) geni:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Genital:Srl:Prob.amf.hdf

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