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TOXOPLASMA GONDII, BODY FLUID BY PCR

Mnemonic

BF TOXOGON

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Amniotic fluid, CSF, Ocular fluid, or fresh tissue

Handling

Place specimen in amniotic fluid container, CSF sterile vial or body fluid container (ocular fluid). Fresh tissue should be placed in sterile container with 1 to 2 mL of sterile saline or multi-microbe medium (M5).

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL Amniotic fluid or CSF
0.3 mL Ocular fluid

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

Frozen: 7 days

Testing Information

Performed

Mon-Sat

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Referral Lab

Mayo (PTOX)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87798

Last Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 08:07:35 AM


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