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Test ID VDSF VDRL, Spinal Fluid

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of neurosyphilis

Highlights

The VDRL test performed on CSF can be used to diagnose neurosyphilis in patients with a prior history of syphilis infection.

 

A single negative VDRL result should not be used to exclude neurosyphilis and repeat testing on a new specimen may be necessary.

Method Name

Flocculation/Agglutination

Reporting Name

VDRL, CSF

Specimen Type

CSF


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Frozen (preferred) 14 days
  Refrigerated  14 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday 12 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86592

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VDSF VDRL, CSF 5290-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
9028 VDRL, CSF 5290-2

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
VDSFQ VDRL Titer, CSF No No

Testing Algorithm

If this test is positive, VDRL titer will be performed at an additional charge.