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Test Code NBLD0202 VDRL, CSF

Useful For

An aid in the diagnosis of neurosyphilis in patients with a prior history of syphilis infection

Profile Information

Test Component Methodology

Available

Separately

Always

Performed

VDRL (qualitative)

Microscopic Flocculation/Agglutination

No Yes

Testing Algorithm: If the VDRL screen is positive, a quantitative VDRL titer will be performed, at an additional charge.

Reflex Tests

Test Component Methodology

Available

Separately

Always

Performed

VDRL titer (quantitiative)

Microscopic Flocculation/Agglutination

No No

 

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

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Refrigerated 14 days
  Frozen 14 days

 

Reference Values

Nonreactive (reported as reactive or nonreactive)

 

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)