Index result quantitating IgG antibodies
1 - 2 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination
Qualitative determination of IgG antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) to aid in the determination of immune status of individuals including pregnant women. If IgG antibody is detected, it is recommended that IgM testing be performed if more precise knowledge of the time of infection is needed (e.g., pregnant women). A positive IgM but a negative IgG result should be viewed with suspicion; the patient should be retested two weeks after the first test. If the patient is pregnant and IgG/IgM positive, an IgG avidity test should be performed.
No serological evidence of infection with Toxoplasma.
Possible early acute infection or false‐positive IgM reaction. Obtain a new specimen for IgG and IgM testing. If results for the second specimen remain the same, the patient is probably not infected with Toxoplasma.
Possible acute infection or false‐positive IgM result. Obtain a new specimen for IgG and IgM testing. If results for the second specimen remain the same, the IgM reaction is probably a false‐positive.
Indeterminate. Obtain a new specimen for testing or retest this specimen for IgG in a different assay.
Indeterminate. Obtain a new specimen for both IgG and IgM testing.
Possible acute infection with Toxoplasma. Obtain a new specimen for IgG and IgM testing. If results for the second specimen remain the same or if the IgG becomes positive, specimens should be sent to a laboratory with expertise in toxoplasmosis for further testing.
Infected with Toxoplasma for six months or more.
Infected with Toxoplasma for probably more than one year or false‐positive IgM reaction. Obtain a new specimen for IgM testing. If results with the second specimen remain the same, specimens should be sent to a laboratory with expertise in toxoplasmosis for further testing.
Possible recent infection within the last 12 months, or false-positive IgM reaction. Specimens should be sent to a laboratory with expertise in toxoplasmosis for further testing.
This test has not been cleared/approved by the FDA for blood/plasma donor screening.
Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)
• Negative: <6.0 IU/mL
• Equivocal: 6.0−7.9 IU/mL
• Positive: >7.9 IU/mL
Toxoplasma gondii is endemic in cats and is excreted by them in their feces. Humans are easily exposed to cyst forms, and the majority develop antibody without any clinical disease. A self-limiting lymphadenitis is the most common clinical presentation in symptomatic infection. Congenital toxoplasmosis and infections in AIDS patients are more serious.
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|006478||Toxoplasma gondii Ab, IgG||5388-4||006483||Toxoplasma gondii Ab,IgG||IU/mL||5388-4|
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