Toxoplasma gondii Antibody (IgM), ELISA, CSF

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
0.5 mL CSF collected in a sterile leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
0.25 mL

Specimen should be collected under asceptic or sterile condition

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Grossly icteric

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Fri; Report available: 1-5 days

Reference Range

Clinical Significance
Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that can cause central nervous system infection, predominately in immunocompromised patients such as with HIV/AIDS.
Testing of cerebral spinal fluid for intrathecally produced IgM antibodies may assist with the diagnosis of central nervous system Toxoplasma gondii infection, along with clinical and radiologic findings.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-San Juan Capistrano, CA
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.