VDRL, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

Mnemonic

<b><span style='color:red'><u>CSFVDRL</span></u></b>

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

Rejection Criteria

Bacterial contamination, trace of blood

Stability

Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen -20°C: for longer storage

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Method

Flocculation

Reference Values

Reference Values

Non-reactive

CPT Codes

86592

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:32 AM