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VDRL, Spinal Fluid

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic  Code

Mayo Test ID

MVDRL

LAB2343

VDSF

Reporting Name

VDRL, CSF

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of neurosyphilis

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
VDSFQ VDRL Titer, CSF No No

Testing Algorithm

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

 

See Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Method Name

Flocculation/Agglutination

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

CSF


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject

Reference Values

Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 12 p.m.

CPT Code Information

86592

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VDSF VDRL, CSF 5290-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
9028 VDRL, CSF 5290-2

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. 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.

Analytic Time

1 day

Specimen Retention Time

14 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.