VDRL, CSF

Specimen Required
Send 0.5 mL CSF (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Gross contamination or gross blood

Methodology
Slide Flocculation

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
Non-reactive
Titration performed if screen is reactive.

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeVDRLC
CPT-4 Code (s)
86592 (Qualitative)
86593 (Quantitative), if performed, at an additional charge
LOINC Codes
CSFVDRL ( Qualitative)   5290-2  
CSFVDRT (Quantitative)   31146-4, if performed  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory