Test Catalog

Test

Code
F205
Name
VDRL SERUM
Description
Test Contains (LOINC)
Treponema pallidum (VDRL) Serum (5292-8)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Sample Type
Serum
Preferred Container
Plain (Red Top) Tube or Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Sample Volume
1.0 mL
Minimal Sample Volume
0.25 mL
Handling Instructions
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a Standard Transport Tube
Client Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Unsuitable Specimen
CSF or other body fluids. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
TESTING
Frequency
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Expected Turn Around
2 – 3 Days
Responsible Dept
Reference Lab
Referral Lab
ARUP
Referral Lab Code
0093093
CPT
86592
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Flocculation
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Reflex Criteria
Reflex to F635

If VDRL is reactive, a titer will be added. Additional charges apply.