Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

MiChart Code
Toxoplasma DNA by PCR, CSF
Soft Order Code
VTOXC

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Synonyms

Toxoplasma DNA qPCR
Toxoplasma gondii Quantitative PCR
VTOXO

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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

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

Collection Offsite

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

Normal Volume
2 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
2 mL CSF

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.