Toxoplasma gondii by PCR
Ordering Recommendation

Confirm toxoplasmosis infection in immunocompromised hosts as well as fetuses and newborns. May be used to confirm equivocal antibody testing.

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Tue, Fri
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
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
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens. 
Specimen source required. 
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 3 months
All Others: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days;  Frozen: 3 months 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050112Toxoplasma gondii Source31208-2
0055591Toxoplasma gondii by PCR29904-0
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