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Syphilis Serology

Alternate names:
Treponema pallidum Serology, VDRL
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
SYPSCR/ANTESC
Specimen types:
Serum
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container types:
Serum tube with gel
CSF
Serum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Notes:

The RPR Syphilis screening method has been replaced by a chemiluminescent method for detection of total antibodies to T.pallidum.

CSF specimens for serology should be accompanied by a serum specimen.

The minimum CSF volume is 0.5ml

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Laboratory Use Only

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