Toxoplasma PCR Amniotic Fluid to Dr. Jack S. Remington Laboratory (fomerly Palo Alto)


Sunquest Code:TXAPCR  
Epic Code:LAB8080Epic Name:Toxoplasma PCR Amniotic Fluid Qual
Methodology:PCR
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3-7 days.
Special Instructions:It is recommended that amniocentesis for toxoplasmosis PCR be performed at a minimum of 18 weeks gestation.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Amniotic fluid
Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:3 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Collection Instructions:A serum sample from the mother (1-5 mL) must accompany the amniotic fluid, unless she has been previously tested at Dr. Jack S. Remington Laboratory (Palo Alto Toxoplasmosis laboratory).


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store refrigerated or frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen.
Stability:1 month refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Dr. Jack S Remington Laboratory)


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:Supporting the diagnosis of acute cerebral, ocular, disseminated or congenital toxoplasmosis. This assay is designed for use in patients with a clinical history and symptoms consistent with toxoplasmosis.


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