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Test ID NBLD0202 VDRL, Spinal Fluid

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of neurosyphilis

Specimen Type

CSF


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Frozen (preferred) 14 days
  Refrigerated  14 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 12 p.m.

Analytic Time

1 day

Method Name

Flocculation/Agglutination

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86592

Reporting Name

VDRL, CSF

Reference Values

Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
VDSFQ VDRL Titer, CSF No No

Testing Algorithm

If this test is positive, VDRL titer will be performed at an additional charge.

 

See Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
13101 VDRL, CSF