VDRL test

Alternative Names

Venereal disease research laboratory test

Definition of VDRL test

The VDRL test is a screening test for . It measures substances, called antibodies, that can be produced in response to , the bacteria that causes syphilis.

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A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Greg Juhn, MTPW, David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine (7/29/2009). – 12/2/2009

Blood test

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