Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

VDRL Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is used to detect antibodies in response to Treponema pallidum infections"," is and recommended for the diagnosis of syphilis and neurosyphilis.


CSF Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) Test

Patient Preparation

No special preparation needed

Sample Type


Sample volume

1 mL

Sample collection Container

Sterile tube"," lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Sample collection instructions

Sample should be refrigirated immedially after samples collection for CSF

Sample storage


Reference range


Results Turnaround

1-4 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Positive VDRL test in blood indicates syphilis infection while as positive result in cerebrospinal fluid means neurosyphilis infection from serum. The disease is characterized by painless sore"," lymph node swelling near the sore"," skin rashes and sometimes fever and headache. Symptoms will vary at