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Tests could include:
- Neurological Examination
- Romberg Test
- History and Physical Exam
- Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Treponema pallidum Antibody Level Test
- VDRL Test
- Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption (FTA-ABS) Test
- Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test
- Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Venereal Diseases Research Laboratory (VDRL) Test
- MRI of Brain
- CT of Brain
- Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Examination
- Spinal Tap
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
The venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test is designed to assess whether or not you have syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection. Instead of testing for the bacteria that causes syphilis, the VDRL test checks for antibodies to this ba...
Your body's immune system produces proteins known as antibodies when harmful substances are detected. These harmful substances, called antigens, take many forms, including parasites, viruses, fungi, and bacteria. The FTA-ABS blood test (fluorescen...
A rapid plasma regain (RPR) test is a blood test used to screen patients for syphilis. It works by detecting the antibodies that the body produces to fight the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can be fatal if left untre...
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...
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is a way of looking for conditions that affect the brain and spine. It is a series of laboratory tests performed on a sample of CSF. CSF is the clear fluid that cushions and delivers nutrients to the central nerv...
A CSF smear is part of a series of laboratory tests performed on samples of a patient’s cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). A CSF smear is often combined with a CSF Gram stain to diagnose certain infectious diseases of the central nervous system. T...
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...
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.
A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...