First-line test for identifying visceral T. gondii infection. CDC suggests equivocal or positive results should be retested using a different assay from another reference laboratory specializing in toxoplasmosis testing (IgG dye test, IgM ELISA, reflex to avidity and/or other tests).
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
Serum Separator Tube (SST).
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: 0.5 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.
Plasma or urine. Contaminated, heat-inactivated or grossly hemolyzed specimens.
Label specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|Toxoplasma gondii Ab, IgM||7.9 AU/mL or less|
|Toxoplasma gondii Antibody, IgG||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.
|Toxoplasma gondii Antibody, IgM||7.9 AU/mL or less: Not Detected.
8.0-9.9 AU/mL: Indeterminate - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
10.0 AU/mL or greater: Detected - Significant level of Toxoplasma gondii IgM antibody detected and may indicate a current or recent infection. However, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection.
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).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050557||Toxoplasma gondii Ab, IgM||8040-8|
|0050770||Toxoplasma gondii Ab, IgG||8039-0|
- Torch IgG
- Torch IgM
- Toxoplasma gondii Ab, IgG
- Toxoplasma gondii Ab, IgM