Treponema pallidum (VDRL), CSF with Reflex to Titer
Label Mnemonic: VDRLCSF
Epic Lab Code: LAB8113
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
CSF
Collection Medium:
CSF collection kit
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 0.5 mL CSF
Absolute Minimum: 0.2 mL CSF
Rejection Criteria:
Other body fluids. Contaminated, hemolyzed, xanthochromic, or severely lipemic specimens.
Turn Around Time:
1-2 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Treponema pallidum (VDRL) Cerebrospinal Fluid - Nonreactive

Treponema pallidum (VDRL) Titer, CSF - Nonreactive
Comments:
Preferred diagnostic assay for CSF specimens in suspected neurosyphilis.

If VDRL is weakly reactive or reactive, then a titer will be added. Additional charges apply.
Methodology:
Semi-Quantitative Flocculation
CPT Code:
86592; if reflexed, add 86593