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Neurosyphilis tests
Neurosyphilis

Tests could include:

  • A rapid plasma reagin (test) is used to screen you for syphilis. It detects the antibodies that your body produces to fight the infection.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An FTA-ABS test checks for the presence of antibodies to the bacteria that cause syphilis. Learn what to expect during the test and what the results mean.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test is designed to assess whether or not you have syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
    Source:HLCMS
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is a way of looking for conditions that affect your brain and spine. It's a series of lab tests performed on a sample of CSF.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The cerebrospinal fluid venereal diseases research laboratory test is also called CSF-VDRL. The CSF-VDRL test is used to diagnose neurosyphilis, a late-stage form of syphilis that has infected the spinal cord and brain. Neurosyphilis develops in p...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy is one of twenty different kinds of epilepsy. It is characterized by recurring seizures that stem from the medial or lateral temporal lobes of the brain.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Find information on why an EEG is performed, what to expect during the test, and how to interpret your results.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to see details of your organs and tissues without having to make any incisions. Accordin...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure usually performed to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. The procedure is sometimes referred to as a spinal tap.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Cerebral angiography, also called cerebral arteriogram, is a diagnostic test that can help your doctor find blockages in the blood vessels of your head and neck.
    Source:HLCMS
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