Treponema pallidum (VDRL) CSF with Reflex to Titer


Sunquest Code:CVDRL  
Epic Code:LAB207Epic Name:VDRL CSF
Synonyms:Syphilis Serology, Cerebrospinal Fluid
Methodology:Flocculation
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Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-2 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF
Optimal Volume:0.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Causes for Rejection:Plasma, serum or other body fluid. Contaminated, hemolyzed, xanthochromic, or severely lipemic specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.20 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50206


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Non-reactive

 

Use:Preferred diagnostic assay for CSF specimens in suspected neurosyphilis.


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