Treponema pallidum (VDRL), Serum with Reflex to Titer
0093093
Ordering Recommendation
Acceptable initial screening test for syphilis. May use to confirm reactive treponemal test (eg, EIA, CIA) if using so-called reverse algorithm testing. Acceptable test for monitoring treatment response in established syphilis.
Mnemonic
VDRL SERU
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Flocculation
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plain red or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube (Min: 0.25 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated  
Unacceptable Conditions
CSF or other body fluids. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
 
 
Test Number Components Reference Interval
 Treponema pallidum (VDRL), Serum Nonreactive
 Treponema pallidum (VDRL) Titer, Serum Effective February 18, 2014
Non-​reactive
Interpretive Data
VDRL as a screening test is less sensitive than RPR.  
Note
If VDRL is 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
0093094Treponema pallidum (VDRL) Titer, Serum11084-1
0098975Treponema pallidum (VDRL), Serum5292-8
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Aliases
  • Syphilis, Serum
  • Treponema pallidum, Serum
  • VDRL Reflex to titer
  • VDRL, Serum