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TORCH ANTIBODIES, IgM

Mnemonic

TORCH M

Includes

Toxoplasma IgM Ab, Rubella IgM Ab, CMV IgM Ab, Herpes I and II IgM Ab

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 4.0 mL gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells ASAP and refrigerate. Parallel testing is preferred. Convalescent samples should be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute sample. Please marke specimens plainly as Acute or Convalescent.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

3-5 days

Method

ELISA/Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

ARUP (50665)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86778, 86762, 86645, 86694

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:44 AM


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