Toxoplasma gondii by PCR


Sunquest Code:TOXPCR  
Epic Code:LAB3783Epic Name:TOXOPLASMA GONDII BY PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
CPT Code:87798
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-5 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.
Compliance:

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, amniotic fluid, serum or plasma in sterile container. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:55591 (TOXOPCR)


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