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Blood test help.

(11 Posts)
alwaysswimming Fri 19-Apr-13 17:57:34

Can anyone tell me what VDAL stands for on a blood request form?

noddyholder Fri 19-Apr-13 17:59:03

Is it definitely VDAL not VDRL

alwaysswimming Fri 19-Apr-13 18:00:58

yes its definitely VDAL.

EnlightenedOwl Fri 19-Apr-13 19:15:42

Is it handwritten? Asking as know what VDRL is not sure about VDAL

alwaysswimming Fri 19-Apr-13 19:27:54

It is handwritten but definitely VDAL. VDRL wouldn't fit as it is a neurology problem.

digerd Fri 19-Apr-13 20:04:22

Just tried to find it on google, but shows only VDRL - no DVAL?

EnlightenedOwl Fri 19-Apr-13 20:08:52

same here tried checking medical abbs, types blood test, nothing just vdrl

EnlightenedOwl Fri 19-Apr-13 20:16:22

VDRL really would make sense especially if you say it is in relation to a neurological problem. VDRL would fit for a neurological investigation.

alwaysswimming Fri 19-Apr-13 21:55:47

arrh thank you very much.

It must be VDRL.

alwaysswimming Fri 19-Apr-13 21:59:43

Sorry to keep asking questions but on looking at the link enlightened gave and then searching neurosyphilis. why would they do a blood test for this when they have already done a spinal tap which was normal and an MRI scan that shows something on the spinal cord that they're not sure what it is.

EnlightenedOwl Fri 19-Apr-13 22:21:07

You need to have a chat with your consultant. You can wander randomly round the internet for hours without firming up any answers.
Have a chat with your doctors.

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