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Toxocara species Antibody
|Test code||TOXOC (MOLT for vitreous samples)|
|Performed by||Focus via Quest|
|Container type||Red top or Gold top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Sample type||Serum, Vitreous|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum or vitreous|
|Min. Volume||0.1 mL serum or 0.25 mL vitreous|
|Processing notes||Serum:Send serum sample refrigerated to Quest, Order Quest # 53868P.
Vitreous: Send refrigerated fluid to Focus. Order test code 60945.
|Synonyms||Visceral larva migrans|
|Turn around times||3-4 weeks.|
|Additional information||75% of acute cases are identified using a titer of ≥ 32, which is found in 10% of normal individuals, probably due to subclinical infection. If titers < 32 are considered significant, the number of false-positive diagnoses increases.|
|Last Updated||3/11/2014 11:29:19 AM|