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Toxoplasma PCR

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4mL EDTA purple top unseparated

plain container for tissue

>300 microlitres CSF unspun

We can also test Vitreous fluid and amniotic fluid

Please state exposure history and describe symptoms, please state if immunocompromised


Turnaround Time:

3 days

Detection of Toxoplasma gondii DNA in clinical samples

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: PHE Swansea