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.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
VTOXC
MiChart Code
Toxoplasma DNA by PCR, CSF
Synonyms
  • Toxoplasma DNA qPCR
  • Toxoplasma gondii Quantitative PCR
  • VTOXO
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Viracor Eurofins 2200
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

CSF: Send specimen frozen in a sterile tube (2 mL).

Normal Volume
2 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
2 mL CSF
Additional Information

Test sent to Viracor Eurofins.

Billing
CPT Code
87799
Fee Code
36128
NY State Approved
No