SYPHILIS TESTING (VDRL), QUALITATIVE, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

Code
900.3985
Name
SYPHILIS TESTING (VDRL), QUALITATIVE, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
VDRL
CPT Codes
86592
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
28062
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

CSF

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer supernatant to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Non-reactive

Methodology

Flocculation

Clinical Significance

Sensitive non-treponemal screening test for syphilis; monitor patient after treatment by titers detected by the quantitative test.

Areostine VDRL test on CSF is usually considered diagnostic for neurosyphilis.

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