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 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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  • Syphilis test, 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

  • 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, 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

  • Test, 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

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  • 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • VDRL — Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (ou VDRL) est un test biologique utile au diagnostic de la syphilis. Ce test détecte des anticorps dirigés contre des antigènes non tréponèmiques ce qui en fait donc un test non spécifique, contrairement au… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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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