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Toxoplasma gondii, DNA

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code TXPCR
Test group Toxoplasma
Performed by Viracor
Sendout? Yes
Method Real time PCR
Collection Instructions Tissue specimens should be placed in saline to keep moist during processing and shipping.
Container type Lavender top, CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Sample type EDTA whole blood, CSF, Amniotic fluid, BAL, Unfixed tissue
Preferred volume 3 mL blood
Min. Volume 2 mL blood
UCSF Rejection Criteria Improperly submitted samples
Processing notes Keep non-CSF samples at room temperature and ship at room temperature. Samples should be received at Viracor within 96 hours of collection.

CSF must be frozen transported to China Basin and then shipped on dry ice to ViraCor.
Units copies/mL
Normal range Not detected
Additional information Assay range: 100-1.0x108 copies/mL
LOINC code 49448-4
Last Updated 11/21/2013 1:01:06 PM
Entry Number 1039

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667

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