Toxoplasma gondii Antibody, IgM TOXIGM

Method(s) Semi-Quantiative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.

Transport

1 mL serum (Min: 0.5 mL)

Remarks

Label specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent"

Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).

Unacceptable Conditions

Plasma or urine. Contaminate, heat-inactivated, or grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010264
CPTCode 86778
Reference Interval
 
7.9 AU/mL or less:Not detected
8.0-9.9 AU/mL:Indeterminate - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
10.0 AU/mL or greater:Detected - Significant level of Toxoplasma gondii IgM antibody detected and may indicate a current or recent infection. However, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection.
No Appointment Necessary
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