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Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies, CSF

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous Test

Synonyms

Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM Antibody, CSF

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Cerebral Spinal Fluid

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol: 0.5 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.25 mL

 

Note: Tests for the presence of Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM antibodies.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Transfer 0.25 - 0.5 mL CSF to plastic aliquot container affixed with large computer label. Deliver specimen to the CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

 

Off-site collection: Spin, aliquot and refrigerate specimen. Transport at ambient temperature.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Room temp 7 d
  Refrigerated 14 d
  Frozen 30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily; performed T & Th 4 - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Focus Diagnostics, Inc

Department

Department:  

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

 

 

Reference Range

 

Toxoplasma gondii (IgG) <0.90

Toxoplasma gondii (IgM) <0.80

 

Methodology

Method: None ELISA

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86777

86778

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM Antibody, ELISA (CSF)
Reference Test Number: 10485X
Instructions: Send out M-F with Quest courier.