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Alternate Names : Syphilis Test, Venereal Disease Laboratory Test of the Cerebrospinal Fluid, Spinal Fluid Venereal Disease Test

VDRL Test | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

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.

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VDRL Test: Preparation & Expectations


Author: David T. Moran, MD
Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 10/16/02

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