TOXOPLASMA GONDII, PCR, QUALITATIVE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA
CSF, ocular fluid, amniotic fluid, tissue

Rejection Criteria
Heparinized specimens

Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Tissue: Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3-7 days
Test CodeTOXDN
CPT-4 Code (s)
87798
LOINC Codes
T. gondii source   31208-2  
T. gondii PCR   29904-0  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory