1 - 3 days
Cerebrospinal Fluid, VDRL
Serologic Test for Syphilis, CSF
Spinal Fluid VDRL
Rapid Plasma Reagin Equivalent, CSF
Syphilis Antibody Screen, CSF
RPR Equivalent, CSF
Treponema pallidum Antibody Screen, CSF
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Aid in the diagnosis of neurosyphilis. The VDRL on spinal fluid gives a high percentage of false negatives. The VDRL-CSF should be performed only when the patient's SERUM treponemal test (FTA-ABS) result is reactive.
Negative. Positive results will be titered.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Avoid excessive hemolysis and gross contamination of specimen. Cause for Rejection: absence of a reactive serum FTA.
Collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and freeze.