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Test Code REMTOXCSF Remington Toxoplasma, Spinal Fluid

Performing Laboratory

Toxoplasma Serology Lab Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Methodology

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

 

or

 

PCR

 

 

Reference Values

See report.

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Screw-capped, sterile container.

Specimen: 1 mL CSF

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated for ELISA method IgG/IgM. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

 

   If for PCR testing sample must be sent Frozen

A serum sample from the patient must accompany the fluid, unless serum has been recently tested in our laboratory.

Volume:

1 ml (0.4 mL min)

Transport Temperature

Freeze sample immediately after collection.

 

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5910021