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Test ID: PTOX    
Toxoplasma gondii, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Amniotic fluid

Container/Tube: Amniotic fluid container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Container/Tube:

Preferred: 12 x 75-mm screw cap vial (T465)

Acceptable: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Specimen Type: Fresh tissue

Supplies: M4-RT (T605)

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Multimicrobe Medium (M4-RT) (T605)

Acceptable: Sterile container with 1 to 2 mL of sterile saline

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Submit only fresh tissue in a sterile container containing 1 mL to 2 mL of sterile saline or multimicrobe medium (M4-RT, M4, or M5)

 

Specimen Type: Ocular fluid

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container: 12 x 75-mm screw cap vial (T465)

Specimen Volume: 0.3 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Amniotic Fluid, Ocular Fluid, Spinal Fluid: 0.3 mL
Tissue: 2 x 2mm biopsy

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days