Toxoplasma gondii by PCR to ARUP

Sunquest Code:TOXPCR  
Epic Code:LAB3783Epic Name:Toxoplasma gondii by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-5 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.

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.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, CSF, amniotic fluid, biopsy tissue or ocular fluid
Optimal Volume:2 mL blood in red (plain, no gel), red or gold (gel), or purple (EDTA) tube
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL blood
Container:Red (no gel) (Plastic leakproof container, sterile, Purple (EDTA), Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimen

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Fresh tissue should be snap frozen immediately. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum CSF, serum or plasma in sterile container. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Tissue: 3 months frozen.
All other samples: 8 hours at room temperature; 5 days refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:55591

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