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Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

8 hours

MiChart Code
Toxoplasma gondii Antibody, IgG
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Toxoplasma IgG, Qualitative
Toxoplasma gondii IgG
Viral Antibody: Toxoplasma IgG
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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Test Usage

Support the diagnosis of Toxoplasma infection. The presence of IgG antibody generally indicates past exposure and immunity. The presence of IgM antibody indicates recent infection. Single IgG levels are not useful for supporting the diagnosis of an acute infection. Elevated levels in neonates should be followed up with studies to rule out the presence of maternal antibodies by demonstrating the absence of an IgM response.

Reference Range

NEGATIVE: No detectable IgG antibody to Toxoplasma. EQUIVOCAL: Presence or absense of IgG antibody to Toxoplasma cannot be determined. Another specimen should be sent for analysis. POSITIVE: Detectable levels of IgG antibody Toxoplasma. Detectable levels of Toxoplasma antibody indicate exposure to Toxoplasma gondii.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in an SST (preferred) or red top tube.

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in an SST (preferred) or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL serum

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.