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34451: Toxoplasma gondii DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR Print View
Source RT-PCR     
Toxoplasma gondii DNA, PCR RT-PCR  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Amniotic Fluid 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
2 CSF 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Bone Marrow   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Tissue   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Plasma ACD 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)  
  Serum 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Serum Foil Wrapped 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Fluid Vitreous   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)  

Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular parasite, is an important opportunistic pathogen of immunosuppressed patients. In AIDS patients and transplant patients, this infection may result in a life- threatening encephalitis. T. gondii can also cause a fatal infection of the fetus if an infection is acquired during pregnancy. Fetal death or major abnormalities such as blindness and mental retardation may occur when infection is acquired during the first trimester. PCR methods may be useful in identifying T. gondii in CSF of immunosuppressed patients or in the amniotic fluid of mothers thought to be recently infected.
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Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87798

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