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Toxoplasmosis Infant Panel

Additional Codes

This test is for patients <6 months old. For congenital Toxoplasmosis screening Palo Alto Medical Foundation recommends the Infant Panel (IgG by Dye Test, IgM by ISAGA, and IgA by ELISA) be performed along with maternal testing of IgG/IgM. If maternal testing is desired a separate Miscellaneous order must be placed under the mother's MRN.

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous Test

Synonyms

ISAGA, Toxoplasma
Toxoplasma <6 months

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL

 

Note:

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Spin blood, transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic tube affixed with a large computer label. Refrigerate serum.

 

Off-site collection: Spin, aliquot and refrigerate specimen.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp  
  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen Indefinitely

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Drawn daily 2 - 3 w

 

Performing Laboratory

Toxoplasma Serology Laboratory

Department

Department:  

Toxoplasma Serology Laboratory

PAMF Research Institute, Ames Building

795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
 

Phone Number: (650) 853-4828

 

 

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.
 

Methodology

Method: None None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86777

86777-59

86778

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Toxoplasma Infant Panel:(less than 6 months of age)
Reference Test Number: None specified
Instructions: Send on a cold pack or frozen. Ship via Fed Ex M - Th.