Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Toxoplasma Gondii IgG/M, CSF
Specimen Type: Spinal Fluid
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Collection Instructions: Submit 1 mL of spinal fluid (CSF) in a sterile, plastic screw-cap vial. Refrigerate specimen after collection and ship at refrigerate temperature.
|Hemolysis||Mild OK; Gross reject|
|Lipemia||Mild OK; Gross reject|
|Icterus||Mild OK; Gross reject|
|Other||Non CSF specimens; bacterially contaminated specimens|
|Specimen Type||Temperature||Time||Special Container|
|CSF||Refrigerated (preferred)||14 days|
<0.90 Antibody not detected
>or=1.10 Antibody detected
<0.80 Antibody not detected
Diagnosis of central nervous system infections can be accomplished by demonstrating the presence of intrathecally-produced specific antibody. Interpreting results may be complicated by low antibody levels found in CSF, passive transfer of antibody from blood and contamination via bloody taps. The interpretation of CSF results must consider CSF-serum antibody ratios to the infectious agent.
|Test Id||Test Order Name||Order LOINC Value|
|FGGMC||Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM, CSF||Not Provided|
|Result Id||Test Result Name||
Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
|Z5528||T. gondii IgG||30038-4|
|Z5529||T. gondii IgM||31178-7|