TOXOPLASMA GONDII DNA QUANTITATIVE

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect CSF in sterile container. Send 1.0 mL CSF (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: SST or Red-top, Plasma: EDTA, ACD A or ACD B.
Whole blood: EDTA, ACD A or ACD B, Amniotic fluid, Vitreous fluid

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
CSF, serum, plasma, fluid: Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days
Whole blood: Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
<100 copies/mL

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeTXGOQ
CPT-4 Code (s)
87799
LOINC Codes
Toxoplasma gondii DNA   49448-4  
Specimen source   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory