TOXOPLASMA IgM ANTIBODY

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, or icteric specimens

Methodology
Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Negative:   <8 AU/mL  
Equivocal:   8-9.9 AU/mL  
Positive:   >=10 AU/mL  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time1-2 days
Test CodeTOXM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86778
LOINC Codes
8040-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory