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VDRLC
VDRL TESTING FOR SPINAL FLUID, SCREENING

Test Code VDRLC 
Test VDRL TESTING FOR SPINAL FLUID, SCREENING 
Methodology Cardiolipin-lecithin-cholesterol antigen flocculation 
Description A nontreponemal test to measure antilipid immunoglobulin IgG and IgM antibodies formed by the host in response to lipid from the cell surfaces of T. pallidum. In syphilis infection of the CNS, the reagin can be detected in CSF. 
Specimen Send 1.0 mL (0.2 mL minimum) CSF refrigerated. 
Reference Values Negative
Repeatedly positive VDRL-CSF specimen sent to the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory for confirmation and quantitative testing. Additional charges will apply. 
Analytic Time 1 day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Once weekly 
CPT Code(s) 86592  Qualitative VDRL, CSF
86593  Quantitative, if indicated