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The TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) test is performed to detect IgM antibodies against any four suggestive infections in the panel. This test is performed to prevent perinatal infections that may be harmful for the developing fetus.

What is the TORCH 4 PANEL (IgM) test?

The TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) test is a blood test that is used to detect IgM antibodies. TORCH is an acronym for a set of infections that are likely to occur in pregnant women. The TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) test is performed to detect any four perinatal infections included in the panel.

Why is the TORCH 4 PANEL (IgM) test suggested?

The TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) test is suggested to detect any four perinatal diseases in the TORCH panel. The panel includes

  • Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes Simplex
  • Other diseases such as HIV, Chickenpox, Viral Hepatitis, measles, and syphilis.

The TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) test is part of the routine tests performed on all pregnant women.

How is TORCH 4 PANEL (IgM) test performed?

TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) Test is performed as follows:

  • Blood collected from the patient’s forearm.
  • The sample is sent for an ELISA test.

The TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) test is performed by trained professionals.

 

What are the parameters measured in the TORCH 4 PANEL (IgM) test?

The TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) test results are either positive or negative. If the results are positive for the presence of IgM antibodies, it means that there is an infection.

Preparation before performing the TORCH 4 PANEL (IgM) test

The preparation required before performing the TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) test includes informing the doctor of all current medication and any allergies.

Post-care after the TORCH 4 PANEL (IgM) test

No post-care required after the TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) test.

Sample types in the TORCH 4 PANEL (IgM) test

The TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) test requires a blood sample (0.5-2 mL).

 

Side effects/risks of the TORCH 4 PANEL (IgM) test

There are no side effects/risks in the performance of the TORCH 4 Panel (IgM) test.

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