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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

Collection Instructions: Submit specimen collected in vial 2, if possible. If not, note which vial from which the aliquot was obtained.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject

Specimen Stability Information

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

Day(s) Performed

Tuesday, Friday

Report Available

1 to 4 days

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, approved, or is exempt by the US 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, a VDRL titer will be performed at an additional charge.

 

For more information, see Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm.

Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
13101 VDRL, CSF