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Lab Test Dictionary

Toxoplasma gondii DNA, Qualitative RT-PCR (34451)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-2 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.05-1 mL CSF or Vitreous fluid collected in sterile container or 1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

See Below

Collection Instructions

Plasma or Bone Marrow collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube; Serum collected in a serum separator tube (SST); 3 mm Fresh (unfixed) tissue, fixed tissue, tissue in alcohol or tissue biopsy is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=6 Days; Refrigerated=7 Days; Frozen=30 Days (Unacceptable for Bone Marrow)

Test Volume Required

1 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes