Toxoplasma gondii, PCR

CPT: 87798
Updated on 11/4/2019
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4 - 5 days


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Toxoplasmosis


Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or whole blood

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), vitreous fluid, or whole blood

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or whole blood


Volume

0.5 mL


Minimum Volume

0.2 mL


Container

Sterile container (CSF), lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or yellow-top (ACD) tube

Sterile container (CSF or vitreous fluid), lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or yellow-top (ACD) tube

Sterile container (CSF), lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or yellow-top (ACD) tube


Storage Instructions

Whole blood is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days; do not freeze. CSF is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days or frozen for 90 days.

Whole blood is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days; do not freeze. CSF is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days or frozen for 90 days. Vitreous fluid is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for 14 days and frozen for 90 days.

Whole blood is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days; do not freeze. CSF is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days or frozen for 90 days. frozen for 90 days.


Test Details


Use

This test is intended to be used in conjunction with standard serological tests to aid in the diagnosis of infections caused by Toxoplasma gondii.


Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)


LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138602 Toxoplasma gondii PCR 29904-0 138603 Toxoplasma gondii PCR 29904-0

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