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VDRL, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

Mnemonic

CSF VDRL

Synonym

VDRL

Guidelines

This is the only laboratory test for neurosyphilis approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Spinal fluid, in a sterile container.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Bacterial contamination, trace of blood

Stability

Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

24-72 hours

Method

Flocculation

Reference Values

Reference Values

Non-reactive

Comments

All Positive results will be reported to the appropriate County Health Department within 24 hours.

CPT Codes

86592

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:43 AM


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