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Toxoplasma gondii by PCR

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

ARUP

 

Test ID: 

LAB4110

 

Methodology: 

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

7 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or serum separator tube. Specimen source required.
Transport: Frozen.
Unacceptable conditions: Heparinized specimens.
Stability: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 3 months

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Confirm toxoplasmosis infection in immunocompromised hosts as well as fetuses and newborns. May be used to confirm equivocal antibody testing.

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

CPT Code(s): 

87798

Last Changed: 

12/16/2016 10:13:45

Last Reviewed: 

8/16/2017 6:32:43