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
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
 
 
Test Number Components Reference Interval
 Treponema pallidum (VDRL) Cerebrospinal Fluid Nonreactive
 Treponema pallidum (VDRL) Titer, CSF Effective February 18, 2014
Non-​reactive
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
0050208Treponema pallidum (VDRL) Titer, CSF31146-4
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Aliases
  • VDRL CSF Reflex to titer
  • VDRL CSF Titer reflex
  • VDRL, Spinal Fluid