VDSF - Overview: VDRL, Spinal Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: VDSF    
VDRL, Spinal Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Aiding in the diagnosis of neurosyphilis

Highlights

The VDRL test performed on CSF can be used to diagnose neurosyphilis in patients with a prior history of syphilis infection.

 

A single negative VDRL result should not be used to exclude neurosyphilis and repeat testing on a new specimen may be necessary.

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
VDSFQVDRL Titer, CSFNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

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

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Flocculation/Agglutination

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

VDRL, CSF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Neurosyphilis
Syphilis