VDRL (Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) test is a blood test used to screen for syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. The VDRL test is one of several serological tests used to detect antibodies produced by the body in response to a syphilis infection.
VDRL Strip aide rapid investigation of VDRL
While the VDRL test is commonly performed in a laboratory setting using “VDRL strip.”
The VDRL test is considered a screening test, meaning that a positive result indicates the presence of antibodies but requires further confirmation using more specific tests, such as the Treponema pallidum particle agglutination assay (TPPA) or the fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test (FTA-ABS).