Trinity Biotech reagents

Division Reagents of Sanquin Blood Supply represents syphilis and malaria tests from Trinity Biotech in The Netherlands. The products can be ordered directly at


Syphilis can be diagnosed with the help of a Treponema pallidum Haemagglutination Assay (TPHA) test: a fast, reliable and robust haemagglutination assay for detection of treponemal antibodies in human serum and plasma.

TPHA uses preserved avian erythrocytes coated with antigens of T. pallidum (Nichols strain), which will bind with specific antibody present in patient’s serum or plasma.

High flexibility is achieved with wide range of kit sizes available including a specially configured kit for use on the Beckman Coulter PK7200 and 7300 instruments.


Malaria Total Antibody EIA is a two-step sandwich assay with high sensitivity and specificity for effective screening of malaria-risk blood donors.

A total antibody assay (IgG, IgM, IgA) test detects all 4 plasmodium species providing an effective screen, thus enabling donors to be reinstated more rapidly.

About Trinity Biotech

Trinity Biotech supplies diagnostic kits and reagents that are distributed into over 115 countries globally, focusing on infectious diseases, reagents for blood donor screening and routine clinical chemistry markets.

Trinity is the leading provider of syphilis tests to national blood supply services throughout Europe and is also a major provider of malaria tests.

Trinity Biotech has a professional approach combined with detailed product and market knowledge in all its business areas. This has enabled the company to become a trusted supplier to customers, large and small, throughout the world with customers including a number of aid agencies and various NGO's.

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Last edited on: 20 March 2014