Test Name: TOXOPLASMOSIS PCR REFERENCE TEST
EPIC Search Term: LABTOXPCR
Synonyms: TOXPCR; Toxoplasma Infant Panel
Panel Composition: The following tests are done on the serum if patient is less then 6 months old.
IgG
IgM
IgA

If patient is older than 6 months the test should be ordered as a TOXPNL.
Preferred Container: 1 x 4 mL Red No Additive Tube
1 x 2 mL Sterile CSF Container
Sample Type: A serum specimen for serologic testing must accompany PCR test requests for any patient not recently tested in Toxoplasma laboratory in order for their medical consultant to interpret results. The minimum request for serologic testing must include IgG and IgM. There is an additional charge for testing this serum.
A purple top tube (EDTA) with 1-5 ml whole blood may be submitted instead of CSF for PCR testing.
Draw Volume: 2.0
Special Collection Instructions: For patients <1 year or age, maternal serum is encouraged to be submitted. If maternal serum is sent, a misc. test should be entered on the mother's MRN. Charges for testing will apply.
Specimen Information: Collection instructions - Must have 2mL CSF and 4mL red vacutainer
Required Forms: Palo Alto Requisition for patient <1 year (Click here)
Test Performed By: Toxoplasma Serology Laboratory, 650-853-4828
795 El Camino Real
Ames Bldg
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Lab Section: Referred Testing