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Test Catalog

Test ID: VDSF    
VDRL, Spinal Fluid

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

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

 

See Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
CSFFrozen (preferred)14 days
 Refrigerated 14 days