Toxoplasma gondii by PCR to ARUP


Abbrev Code:TOXPCR   
Order Code:LAB3783Order Name:Toxoplasma gondii by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
CPT Codes: 87798 x1
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. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



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)
Alternate Containers: 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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