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Pediatric Torch Panel

Test Name:Pediatric Torch Panel
Epic Order Code:LAB5270  
CPT Code:86645, 86778, 86762
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Test performed 2 times/week. Call lab at (601) 984-2365 for availability.
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 5 days
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, centrifuge the specimen and separate the serum from the red cells. Store at 2-8° C for up to 5 days. If longer storage is required the specimen should be frozen at -20° C.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient volume, incorrect/delay in transport, excessive hemolysis, lipemia or icterus.
Reference Range:Rubella-M: Negative; Toxoplasma-M: Negative; Cytomegalovirus-M: Negative
Additional Information:Rubella IgM is sent to reference lab.