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


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 tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations 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


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


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


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