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Treponema pallidum (VDRL), Cerebrospinal Fluid with Reflex to Titer
0050206
Ordering Recommendation

Preferred diagnostic assay for CSF specimens in suspected neurosyphilis.

Mnemonic
VDRL CSF
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Flocculation
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 0.5 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma, serum, or other body fluids.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Nonreactive
Interpretive Data


Note
If VDRL is weakly reactive or reactive, then a titer will be added. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
86592; if reflexed, add 86593
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050207T.Pallidum (VDRL) CSF Reflex5290-2
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Aliases
  • VDRL CSF Reflex to titer
  • VDRL CSF Titer reflex
  • VDRL, Spinal Fluid