Alternate Names : Syphilis Test, Venereal Disease Laboratory Test of the Cerebrospinal Fluid, Spinal Fluid Venereal Disease Test
What do the test results mean?
In a healthy person, the test is negative. This means that no antibodies
to the organism that causes syphilis
are found. If the test is positive, then antibodies were found. That means that
the person has neurosyphilis. Neurosyphilis is a serious, late stage of
syphilis that affects the central nervous system.