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Lab Test Dictionary

Torch Panel, Acute (12596)

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Collection Information

Specimen Required

4-6 mL Blood

Container Type

Red-Top Tube

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Room Temp-OK/Refrigerated-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 4 Days; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Grossly lipemic; Grossly icteric; Cord blood

Test Volume Required

3 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL Serum

Included Tests

Toxoplasma Antibodies (IgG, IgM), Rubella Antibody (IgM), Cytomegalovirus Antibody (IgM), Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 (IgG), with Reflex to HSV-2 Inhibition; If Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (IgG) is >1.09, then HSV-2 Inhibition Study will be performed.

CPT Codes

86645, 86694, 86762, 86777, 86778; 86696