Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

VDRL, SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1106         Geisinger Epic ID: 52349

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (cold packs).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 4 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 6 months.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86592
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Slide Micro Flocculation
Synonyms:
Quest test code 30509;VDRL, Serum; syphilis
Clinical significance:
The serum VDRL test is an aid in the diagnosis of syphilis. The predictive value of a reactive VDRL is increased when combined with a treponemal-specific test such as FTA or TP-PA. A reactive VDRL test on CSF, free of blood or other contaminants, usually suggests past or present syphilis infection of the central nervous system.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Mon-Sat a.m.; Report available: Next day    
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