- To accurately assess infection and qualify risk, screening of IgG and IgM antibodies to TORCH pathogens is widely recommended for pregnant women, neonates, and individuals with a compromised immune system
- The presence of IgM antibodies or seroconversion to IgG indicates primary, acute infection, while that of IgG indicates recent or chronic infection in the case of Toxo and HSV-1 and 2, and past infection in the case of Rubella and CMV
- Due to the complexity of the immune system, many factors may impede the detection of IgM antibodies, making IgG detection important for the consideration of any necessary medical action
- Flexible specimen types including serum, plasma, or whole blood which allows testing at any time without special specimen preparation.
- Small sample volume (10 µL) enables multiple testing on the same specimen without having to re-draw the patient.
- Initial treatment action can begin during the patient’s visit as test results are available in quick time
- Easily transported, and can be stored for 24 months, 2-30 °C.