Ordering Recommendation

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

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.
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



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050112 Toxoplasma gondii Source 31208-2
0055591 Toxoplasma gondii by PCR 29904-0
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Aliases
  • Coccidia
  • T gondi DNA detection
  • T. gondii PCR
  • Toxoplasma gondii, Molecular Detection, PCR
Toxoplasma gondii by PCR