Acceptable initial screening test for syphilis (traditional algorithm). May use to confirm reactive treponemal test (eg, EIA, CIA) (reverse algorithm). Acceptable test for monitoring treatment response in established syphilis.
Plain red or serum separator tube.
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)
CSF or other body fluids. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
VDRL as a screening test is less sensitive than RPR.
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
If VDRL is reactive, a titer will be added. Additional charges apply.
86592; if reflexed, add 86593
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0098975||Treponema pallidum (VDRL), Serum||5292-8|
- Syphilis, Serum
- Treponema pallidum, Serum
- VDRL Reflex to titer
- VDRL, Serum