Test, syphilis (VDRL)

A blood test for syphilis (VDRL stands for Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) that detects an antibody that is present in the bloodstream when a patient has syphilis. A negative (nonreactive) VDRL is compatible with a person not having syphilis, but in the early stages of the disease, the VDRL often gives false negative results. Conversely, a false positive VDRL can be encountered in infectious mononucleosis, lupus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, hepatitis A, leprosy, malaria and, occasionally, pregnancy. See also syphilis; syphilis test, RPR.

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  • Test, syphilis (RPR) — Rapid plasma reagin, a blood test for syphilis that looks for an antibody that is present in the bloodstream when a patient has syphilis. A negative (nonreactive) RPR is compatible with a person not having syphilis, but in the early stages of the …   Medical dictionary

  • VDRL test — A blood test for syphilis (VDRL stands for Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) that detects an antibody that is present in the bloodstream when a patient has syphilis. A negative (nonreactive) VDRL is compatible with a person not having… …   Medical dictionary

  • Syphilis test, VDRL — A blood test for syphilis (VDRL stands for Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) that detects an antibody that is present in the bloodstream when a patient has syphilis. A negative (nonreactive) VDRL is compatible with a person not having… …   Medical dictionary

  • Test, VDRL — A blood test for syphilis (VDRL stands for Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) that detects an antibody that is present in the bloodstream when a patient has syphilis. A negative (nonreactive) VDRL is compatible with a person not having… …   Medical dictionary

  • VDRL — Abbreviation for Venereal Disease Research Laboratories. See V. test. * * * Venereal Disease Research Laboratory [test for syphilis] * * * VDRL abbr venereal disease research laboratory VDRL vē dē är el n VDRL TEST * * * Venereal Disease Research …   Medical dictionary

  • VDRL — (por su siglas en inglés, Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) es una prueba serológica realizada en medicina con sensibilidad y especificidad para complementar el diagnóstico de sífilis. La prueba de VDRL comenzó a desarrollarse antes de la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Test, Venereal Disease Research Laboratory — A blood test for syphilis. Venereal Disease Research Laboratory is commonly abbreviated VDRL. A negative ( nonreactive ) VDRL is compatible with a person not having syphilis. However, a person may a negative VDRL and still have syphilis since, in …   Medical dictionary

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  • test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …   Medical dictionary


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