Toxoplasma gondii PCR, amniotic fluid

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Toxoplasma gondii PCR, amniotic fluid-13636

Toxoplasma gondii PCR, amniotic fluid

This test is intended to be used in conjunction with standard serological tests to aid in the diagnosis of infections caused by Toxoplasma gondii.

Amniotic fluid

Sterile vial/container

0.5 mL
0.2 mL
  1. Transfer 0.5 mL of amntiotic fluid to a Screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport vial/tube - 4mL (LabCorp)
  2. Freeze

Frozen (preferred) - 90 days

Refrigerated - 7 days

Ambient - 7 days

  • Quantity not sufficient for analysis (QNS)
  • Gross specimen contamination
  • Specimen too old
  • Leaking or broken tube
  • PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.
LabCorp Burlington (138586): R-LC
3 times/week
7 days

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)



This test may require preauthorization from the insurance provider. Check the payer guidelines and, if needed, obtain the pre-authorization prior to sample collection.
Result 27999-2