Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

MiChart Code
Toxoplasma DNA qPCR, Blood
Soft Order Code
VTOXB

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Synonyms

VBTOXO
Toxoplasma DNA qPCR, Blood

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Toxoplasma gondii is highly problematic when primary infection occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy, often leading to fetal death or when reactivation occurs in immunocompromised patients, leading to life-threatening disease including encephalitis and extracerebral toxoplasmosis. Onset of disease in most patients is preceded by an increase in parasite load measured in peripheral blood specimens using quantitative PCR. Monitoring blood levels of Toxoplasma gondii DNA correlates well with treatment.

Reference Range
 

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature (4 - 5 mL). Specimen must be received at Viracor within 96 hours.

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature (4 - 5 mL). Specimen must be received at Viracor within 96 hours.

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
5 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume
4 mL EDTA whole blood

Billing Information

CPT Code
87799
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Quality that sets us apart

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.