VDRL Test In Chandigarh

VDRL Test In Chandigarh

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The venereal disease research laboratory test (VDRL) is used to diagnose syphilis, which is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

If the proper treatment for syphilis is not received, severe damage to major organs, such as the brain, spinal cord, and heart, can occur. Thus, it is vital if one gets tested for syphilis in its early stages through proper protocols.

Read further to know more about the VDRL test in Chandigarh, including its price and cost, procedure, side effects, test result interpretation, etc.

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About VDRL Test

Why is the VDRL test done?

VDRL test is done:

  • To detect syphilis in those who are experiencing its symptoms.
  • To test those who are at a high risk of syphilis exposure, including homosexual men have had sex with someone who is infected with syphilis.
  • To screen pregnant women for syphilis.
  • To evaluate the progress of syphilis treatment and therapy.
What does the VDRL test measure?

The VDRL test is used for detecting the antibodies produced by your body after it comes in contact with Treponema pallidum, the bacteria that causes syphilis. Thus, this helps us in knowing whether we have got infected with the virus or not.

Syphilis is most usually transmitted sexually. Touching a syphilis sore, which is also known as chancre, can also spread the infection. Antibiotics may be advised to treat the disease. If a proper treatment is not undertaken, serious health complications can occur. Sometimes, an untreated infection can also lead to death. Maternal transmission from an infected mother to an unborn child can have serious and potentially fatal effects on the newborn.

Risks/side effects of VDRL Test

There are no side effects or risks associated with the VDRL test. However, one might experience some pain or bruising in the area from where the blood is withdrawn, which can last for a few days.


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How does the syphilis infection progress?

The development of syphilis can be traced through different stages:

  • Primary syphilis: The primary stage begins 2-3 weeks after contracting the infection.
  • Secondary syphilis: An untreated primary stage syphilis infection can develop into secondary syphilis. Symptoms are visible within 6 weeks to 6 months after the appearance of chancre.
  • Late or tertiary syphilis: An untreated secondary stage syphilis infection can develop into the late or tertiary stage. The infected person, in this stage, can be asymptomatic. The infection can also last for many years and if untreated, can damage the heart, eyes, brain, central nervous system (neurosyphilis), bones, joints, etc, and also result in mental illness, blindness, and even death.
How to prepare for the VDRL test?

The VDRL test doesn’t not require any preparations.

How is the VDRL test performed?

The VDRL test is performed by obtaining a blood sample from one of the veins located in your arm through the use of a syringe. It can be done in a hospital, clinic, or a laboratory. Additionally, home collection services are now available. To take your blood sample for the VDRL test, a licensed phlebotomist will come to your home.

Interpreting the VDRL test results

Interpreting the VDRL test results

Reference range: Negative (non-reactive)

A negative VDRL test means that you have not been infected with syphilis, since the antibodies for the same are absent in your blood. On the other hand, a positive test result indicates that you may have contracted the virus. For confirmation of the VDRL test results, you may be advised to undertake other tests known as the treponemal tests, such as TPHA & FTA-AbS.

The VDRL test might also give an inaccurate result, since the antibodies against syphilis are made by our body a long time after you have got infected with the disease. Thus, even if you have the infection, the test may provide false-negative findings.


False negative results of the VDRL test can occur due to testing during the early-stage infections, immunosuppression, or the prozone effect.

False-positive findings are possible if you have any of the following:

  • HIV
  • Tuberculosis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Pneumonia
  • Used IV drug
  • Lyme disease
  • Malaria

Moreover, syphilis antibodies can remain in your body even after you have been treated for the condition. Thus, it can also lead to false-positive test results.

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