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.

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

Interpretive Data

Component Interpretation
Cytomegalovirus 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.
Herpes 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.
Rubella 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.
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.

Compliance Category



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).

Hotline History


CPT Codes

86644; 86694; 86762; 86777


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050165 CMV Antibody IgG 5124-3
0050286 HSV Type 1/2 Combined Ab, IgG 27948-9
0050770 Toxoplasma gondii Ab, IgG 8039-0
0050771 Rubella Antibody IgG 8014-3
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  • CMV Antibody IgG, HSV Type 1/2 Combined Ab, IgG
  • Rubella Antibody IgG
  • Torch panel
  • Toxoplasma gondii Ab, IgG
TORCH Antibodies, IgG