TOXOPLASMA IGM ANTIBODY, SERUM

Code
000.0000
Name
TOXOPLASMA IGM ANTIBODY, SERUM
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Toxo IgM
CPT Codes
86778
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
28138
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

See Report

Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (ChLIA)

Clinical Significance

Diagnose acute toxoplasmosis.

Toxoplasmosis, caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, has been implicated in serious congenital abnormalities following maternal infections just prior to or during pregnancy. Usually a mild or asymptomatic disease in adults, toxoplasmosis acquired in utero has resulted in blindness, encephalomyelitis, mental retardation, convulsions, and death in infected neonates. In addition, predisposition to severe toxoplasmosis infection is common in persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or in persons who are otherwise immunocompromised.

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