VDRL, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

Mnemonic

CSFVDRL

Synonym

VDRL CSF - VDRL - Spinal Fluid - 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 03:41:59 AM