Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: March 19, 2019 @ 9:13 am

2173

Toxoplasma Antibody, 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
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:
  • 86778
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : negative

Toxoplasma Antibodies, 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.

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