Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for VDRL

Test Name: VDRL
Alternate Name(s): Syphilis VDRL (CSF Only)
Laboratory: Microbiology
Specimen Type: CSF
Collection Information: Collect CSF in a sterile container.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays to Public Health Laboratory.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2018-07-01
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Confirmatory tests are routinely performed on all CSF samples when results are reactive
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Screened using VDRL (Veneral Disease Reference Laboratory) test
VDRL reactive samples tested by TPPA (qualitative gelatin particle assay)
VDRL non-reactive samples are tested by FTA-ABS (indirect immunofluorescent antibody)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
SYPHILIS
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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