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  VDRL Specimen Type:
  also known as Syphylis Serology

Spinal Fluid


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Sterile Snap Cap Tube (13 X 100)
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A Nonreactive
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 1.0 mL CSF
Absolute minimum amount: 0.5 ML CSF
Method of collection: Spinal tap or lumbar puncture.
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: Specimen must be labeled with patient name and Medical Record number.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: 0800
Routine turn around time: 24 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Flocculation
Special Instructions: Any reactive CSF VDRL will have a quantitative VDRL performed. TPPA is not indicated on a reactive VDRL in CSF.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
  Results are Quantitative
SOFTLAB abbreviation: VDCSF
Secondary code: 5213
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A