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Toxocara species Antibody

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code TOXOC (MOLT for vitreous samples)

For vitreous samples order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Performed by Focus via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method ELISA
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.
Normal range Negative
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.
CPT coding 86682-90
Last Updated 7/29/2014 12:36:16 PM
Entry Number 932
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