A short description of the method used to perform the test
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test
Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM, CSF
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching
Toxoplasma Gondii IgG/M, CSF
Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing
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.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory
Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected
| Hemolysis || Mild OK; Gross reject |
| Lipemia || Mild OK; Gross reject |
| Icterus || Mild OK; Gross reject |
| Other || Non CSF specimens; bacterially contaminated specimens |
Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
<0.90 Antibody not detected
>or=1.10 Antibody detected
<0.80 Antibody not detected
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results
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.
Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.
1 to 7 days
Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease
Test Setup Resources
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.
Excel | Pdf
SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.
SI Normal Reports |
SI Abnormal Reports