TOXOPLASMA IgG AND IgM BLOOD (TOX)
: 86777, 86778
: IgG: < 1:16, IgM: negative
: Red top (clot activator with gel) or red top (no gel)
: 2 bullets
: 5 mL
: Refrigerate, separate and freeze serum
: Refrigerated serum: 48 hours
Reasons for Rejection
: Drawn in any anticoagulant
: Tuesday and Friday
: 1 week
: Elevated IgG and negative IgM suggest remote infection. Elevated IgG and positive IgM suggest recent infection. False positive Toxoplasma IgM may be seen. To confirm positive IgM results, specimen will be sent to Palo Alto Reference Lab.
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