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Test Code QVDRL VENEREAL DISEASE RESEARCH LABORATORY (VDRL), QUANTITATIVE, SPINAL FLUID

Performing Laboratory

Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of neurosyphilis

Reference Values

Reactive or Non-reactive. If reactive, a titer is provided.

Report Available

1-2 Days

Specimen Type

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

Preferred Container

Screw-Capped Sterile Vial

Preferred Volume

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF): 0.5 mL (Screw-Capped Sterile Vial)

Specimen Collection and Handling

Collect specimen 2–10 days after onset of symptoms in sterile container and send refrigerated.

Rejection Information

1. CSF in specimen collection tube that contains anticoagulant

2. Specimen not refrigerated or not frozen

3. Incorrect specimen type

4. Specimens received without a HETL form and clinical details or with insufficient material to analyze.

Add On Capable

Contact Reference Lab – If add-on can never be done, report the test to the Administrative Analyst

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

86592 Syphilis Test, Non-Treponemal Antibody, Qualitative (eg: VDRL, RPR, ART)

LOINC Code Information

5289-4

Performing Laboratory Location

Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory