TORCH Antibodies, IgG
Ordering Recommendation

Not recommended for diagnosing congenital infections in newborns; tests should be selected individually to target the most likely infectious agents. May be used in pregnant women to assess past exposure or immunization to Toxoplasma, Rubella, CMV, and HSV.

Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Serum Separator Tube (SST). 
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent." 
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
Test Number
Reference Interval
0050165Cytomegalovirus Antibody, IgG
0.59 U/mL or less:Not Detected.
0.60-0.69 U/mL:Indeterminate - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
0.70 U/mL or greater:Detected.

0050293Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgG
0.89 IV or less:Not Detected.
0.90-1.09 IV:Indeterminate - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.10 IV or greater:Detected.

0050771Rubella Antibody, IgG
Less than 9 IU/mL:Not Detected.
9-9.9 IU/mL:Indeterminate - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
10 IU/mL or greater:Detected.

0050770Toxoplasma gondii Antibody, IgGEffective March 3, 2014
7.1 IU/mL or less:Not Detected.
7.2-8.7 IU/mL:Indeterminate - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
8.8 IU/mL or greater:Detected.

Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

This test should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).
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CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050165CMV Antibody IgG5124-3
0050286HSV Type 1/2 Combined Ab, IgG27948-9
0050770Toxoplasma gondii Ab, IgG8039-0
0050771Rubella Antibody IgG8014-3
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  • CMV Antibody IgG, HSV Type 1/2 Combined Ab, IgG
  • Rubella Antibody IgG
  • Torch panel
  • Toxoplasma gondii Ab, IgG