Indian Journal of Dermatology
: 2012  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--8

VDRL test and its interpretation

Surajit Nayak, Basanti Acharjya 
 Department of Skin and VD, MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, Orissa, India

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Surajit Nayak
Department of Skin and VD, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Orissa-760 010

Venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test is a nontreponemal test, used for screening of syphilis due to its simplicity, sensitivity and low cost. Prozone phenomenon and biological false positive (BFP) reaction are two shortcomings of this test. Quantitative estimation of VDRL is essential in treatment evaluation. CSF VDRL test is very specific for neurosyphilis though its sensitivity is low. Interpretation of VDRL in HIV infection is incompletely understood.

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Nayak S, Acharjya B. VDRL test and its interpretation.Indian J Dermatol 2012;57:3-8

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Nayak S, Acharjya B. VDRL test and its interpretation. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Aug 16 ];57:3-8
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