TORCH IGG ANTIBODIES
Why to get tested?
To detect certain infectious diseases that can cause birth defects in a newborn; sometimes to screen pregnant women for these infections
When to get tested?
When a baby is born with congenital abnormalities that may be caused by an infection with one of the diseases included in the panel; sometimes if a woman is exposed to certain infections or becomes ill while pregnant
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the woman's arm by needle or by heelstick for infants
What preparation I need before test?