VDRL test


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VDRL test

 
a flocculation test for syphilis designed by the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory; used to test heat-inactivated serum.

VDRL test

a flocculation test for syphilis, using cardiolipin-lecithin-cholesterol antigen as developed by the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory of the United States Public Health Service.

VDRL test

abbreviation for Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test, a serological flocculation test for syphilis. It is also positive in other treponemal diseases such as yaws. False-positive and false-negative results may occur. A positive test must be confirmed by further, more definitive testing.

VDRL test

Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test A reaginic test–RT for syphilis, used to screen for early syphilis; it is virtually always positive in 2º syphilis; it is variable in 3º syphilis and is negative in half of neurosyphilis DiffDx–biological false positive–BFP Malaria–±90%, acute infection–10-30%, SLE–10-20%–classic cause of BFP VDRL, viral hepatitis–10%, infectious mononucleosis–20%, rheumatoid arthritis–5-10%, pneumococcal pneumonia, drug addiction, pregnancy, etc

VDRL test

(test)
A flocculation test for syphilis, using cardiolipin-lecithin-cholesterol antigen as developed by the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory of the U.S. Public Health Service.

VDRL test

(test)
A flocculation test for syphilis, developed by the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory of the U.S. Public Health Service.
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Evaluation in these neonates must include the CSF VDRL test, protein and cell count determination, and radiographs of the long bones.
They were stored at 0[degrees]c in refrigerator and were used for Micro-TPHA test and RPR card test, remaining 3 cc of blood was sent to Microbiology Department for VDRL test.
VDRL test was performed on all patients presenting with genital lesions and lesions at mucocutaneous junctions.
The other tests conducted by the department involve the C-reactive protein (CRP) test, Anti-streptolysin O (ASO) and VDRL tests for screening syphilis.
Serum treponema pallidum particle agglutination test positive, other syphilis relative tests such as serum toluidine red unheated serum test, rapid plasma reagin (RPR), Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL), and CSF RPR, VDRL tests were all negative.
Serological findings in leprosy and tuberculosis with the Wassermann, Meinicke, and VDRL tests.