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

Performing Laboratory

NorDx Laboratories

Useful For

Providing a nontreponemal test to measure antilipid immunoglobulin IgG and IgM antibodies formed by the host in response to lipid from the cell surfaces of T. pallidum
Repeatedly positive VDRL-CSF specimen sent to the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory for confirmation and quantitative testing. Additional charges will apply.

Clinical Significance

In syphilis infection of the CNS, the reagin can be detected in CSF.

Method Name

Cardiolipin-Lecithin-Cholesterol Antigen Flocculation

Reference Values

Negative

Days and Times Test Performed

1 day weekly

Report Available

1 Day

Specimen Type

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

Preferred Container

CSF Screw-capped Sterile Vial

Preferred Volume

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF): 1 mL (CSF Screw-capped Sterile Vial)

Minimum Volume

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF): 0.2 mL (CSF Screw-capped Sterile Vial)

Specimen Collection and Handling

Send CSF sample refrigerated.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

Frozen: 3 Months

Refrigerated: 5 Days

Note: Freeze at -20 C for long term storage

Add On Capable

Yes

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)
86593 Syphilis Test, Non-Treponemal Antibody, Quantitative if Indicated

LOINC Code Information

5290-2

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories