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Test Code NBLD0202 VDRL, CSF


Microscopic Flocculation/Agglutination (VDRL)


Testing includes:

  • VDRL
  • Quantitative VDRL (titer), if indicated


Performing Laboratory

Montana State Public Health Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: CSF
Container/Tube: Sterile, screw-top container
Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Send 1 mL spinal fluid refrigerated in sterile, leak-proof container. Do not send by pneumatic tube.


Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Refrigerated 14 days
  Frozen 14 days


Reference Values

Nonreactive (reported as reactive or nonreactive)


Note: Positive results are reflexed to quantitative VDRL (titer).

Significant  results are telephoned to the submitter.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday


Turnaround Time:

Routinely batch tested twice per week. 

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86592-Qualitative VDRL

86593-Quantitative VDRL (if indicated)