Toxoplasma gondii by PCR
0055591
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
TOXOPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Tue, Fri
Reported
1-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or serum separator tube. OR Amniotic fluid, CSF, ocular fluid or tissue.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, amniotic fluid, CSF or ocular fluid to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) OR Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 months
All Others:
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days;  Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050112Toxoplasma gondii Source
0055591Toxoplasma gondii by PCR
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Aliases
  • Coccidia
  • T gondi DNA detection
  • T. gondii PCR
  • Toxoplasma gondii, Molecular Detection, PCR