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Test Code VDRL VDRL Screen, CSF

Specimen Type

Cerebral Spinal Fluid

Container

Sterile Tube

Preferred Volume

2 mL

Offsite Collection Instructions

Decontaminate site with Chloraprep.  Fill sterile sealable screw-cap with fluid (2mL). Transport to UCMC.  If transport is >2hrs. refrigeration is required.

UCMC Collection Instructions

Decontaminate site with Chloraprep.  Fill sterile sealable screw-cap with fluid (2mL). Send to the laboratory.

Availability

Monday through Sunday

Turnaround Time

Testing is performed 7 days a week.  Results will be available within 24 hours.

STAT Availability

STAT is available upon director's approval.

Test Methodology

Flocculation/ Agglutination

CPT Code

86592

Reference Range

Non-reactive

Test Includes

Positive results will be titered.

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Fee Code

30086592