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Preferred Minimum: 0.5 mL amniotic fluid
Absolute Minimum: 0.3 mL amniotic fluid
Negative results indicate absence of detectable DNA but does not exclude the presence of organism or active or recent disease.
Supporting the diagnosis of acute cerebral, ocular, disseminated, or congenital toxoplasmosis.
This assay is designed for use in patients with a clinical history and symptoms consistent with toxoplasmosis. This test should not be used to screen healthy patients. Depending on the population, varying percentages of patients may be found to be positive.
Results should be interpreted with consideration of clinical and laboratory findings. A negative result does not indicate absence of disease. Reliable results depend on adequate specimen collection and the absence of inhibiting substances.