Toxo IgG (Toxoplasma gondii Antibody, IgG)
The Toxo IgM II assay is a paramagnetic-particle, chemiluminescent immunoassay.
This test detects antibodies to the organism Toxoplasma gondii, which is a parasite commonly found in cat feces. It is often used to assess immune status in pregnant women.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Serum sample in the following tubes:
Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top)
To evaluate immune status, collect a single sample
To evaluate seroconversion after a recent infection, collect two samples. The second sample should be collected three weeks after the initial sample.
Specimen Storage and Stability
Store serum at the following temperatures:
Room temperature: 20°C to 2°C for no longer than 8 hours
Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C for up to 4 days
Frozen: -20°C or lower. Sample may be frozen and thawed up to 4 times.
Insufficient sample volume
Sample not stored at proper temperature
Frozen whole blood
Severely hemolyzed samples
Severely lipemic specimens
Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled
Monday – Saturday
Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory
NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal
Vibra Health Laboratory
1307- A, Allen Dr
Troy, MI 48083