TXM - Overview: Toxoplasma gondii Antibody, IgM, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: TXM    
Toxoplasma gondii Antibody, IgM, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection of recent infection with Toxoplasma gondii

Highlights

Detection of IgM-class antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii may be useful as a screen for recent infection with Toxoplasma gondii.

 

Per the FDA, IgM-positive results by a screening assay should be confirmed, for example by a Toxoplasma reference laboratory.

 

A single negative result by this assay does not rule-out toxoplasmosis as the specimen may have been collected too early following infection, prior to development of detectable antibodies.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Toxoplasma Ab, IgM, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

T. gondii
Torch -> if pt is <6 month, IgM only, order TCHM
Toxoplasma gondii
Toxoplasma IgM Antibody Assay
Toxoplasmosis