LP70656-1     VDRL

DESCRIPTION
  Part: VDRL
  Description: The VDRL (Venereal disease research laboratory) test is a screening test for syphilis. It detects antibodies directed against the agent that causes syphilis, called Treponema pallidum. The test is usually performed on blood. The VDRL test can also be performed on spinal fluid if syphilis (neurosyphilis) may be present in an individual's brain. If the test is positive, the next step is to confirm the results with an FTA-ABS test, which is a more specific test for syphilis. The VDRL test's ability to detect syphilis depends on the stage of the disease. The ability of the test to detect syphilis nears 100% during the middle stages of the disease but it is less sensitive during the early and late stages. Some conditions may cause a false positive test, including: HIV,lyme disease,certain types of pneumonia, malaria, systemic lupus erythematosus. (NLM's MedlinePlus)
 
 

BASIC PART PROPERTIES
  Type: METHOD
  Status: ACTIVE
  Created On: 8/21/2008

LANGUAGE VARIANTS
 
  Chinese (CHINA)  (From: Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China)   SYNONYMS
  VDRL 法     Venereal Disease Research Laboratory;VDRL;性病研究实验室
 
  Dutch (NETHERLANDS)  (From: NVKC, Dutch Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, The Netherlands)    
  VDRL      
 
  Estonian (ESTONIA)  (From: Estonian E-Health Foundation)    
  VDRL      
 
  French (BELGIUM)  (From: Jean M. Prevost, MD, Biopathology)    
  VDRL      
 
  French (CANADA)  (From: Canada Health Infoway Inc.)    
  VDRL      
 
  Italian (ITALY)  (From: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)   SYNONYMS
  VDRL     Test di laboratorio di ricerca sulle malattie vene
 
  Russian (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)  (From: Yaroslavl State Medical Academy)   SYNONYMS
  Нетрепонемная реакция на сифилис     Venereal disease research laboratory
 
  Spanish (SPAIN)  (From: the Clinical Laboratory Committee of SERVICIO EXTREMEÑO DE SALUD, with the support of BITAC MAP.)    
  VDRL      
 
  Turkish (TURKEY)  (From: LOINC Turkish Translation Group and the Turkish Ministry of Health)    
  VDRL      

INTERNAL FIELDS
  Detail Page Created On: 6/20/2019 4:04:26 PM
  Display name: VDRL
  Preferred Abbreviation: VDRL