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Toxoplasma gondii by PCR, amniotic fluid

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

ARUP

 

Test ID: 

LAB4122

 

Methodology: 

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Amniotic Fluid in a Sterile Container.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
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.

 http://ltd.aruplab.com/Tests/Pub/0055591

CPT Code(s): 

87798

Last Changed: 

12/16/2016 10:17:19

Last Reviewed: 

8/16/2017 6:35:07