Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: January 17, 2019 @ 10:13 am

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Toxoplasma Antibody, IgG / IgM

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Separate from cells ASAP
  • If sample will not reach laboratory within 48 hours, submit sample frozen instead of refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
  • Microbial Contamination
  • Particulate matter
Stability:Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 7 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 86777
  • 86778
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

Toxoplasma Antibodies, IgG/IgM:
The results from this assay are not by themselves diagnostic, and should be considered in association with other clinical data and patient symptoms. Results from immunosuppressed patients should be interpreted with caution. If exposure to Toxoplasma gondii is suspected despite a negative finding, a second sample should be collected and tested no less than one to two weeks later.

Toxoplasma Antibody Interpretation:
IgG IgM
No Infection Negative Negative
Acute Infection Pos/Neg Positive
Past Exposure Positive Negative

Please note: Reference range changed as of 8/14/2017.
Components:
  • 2172 - TOXOPLASMA AB IgG
  • 2173 - TOXOPLASMA AB IgM
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