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Overview

The TORCH 5 Panel (IgG) test is performed to detect IgG antibodies against any five suggestive infections in the panel. This test is conducted to prevent perinatal infections, which may be harmful for a developing fetus.

What is the TORCH 5 PANEL (IgG) test?

The TORCH 5 Panel (IgG) test is a blood test that is performed to detect IgG antibodies. TORCH is an acronym for a set of infections that are likely to occur in pregnant women. The TORCH 5 Panel (IgG) test is performed to detect any five perinatal infections included in the panel.

Why is the TORCH 5 PANEL (IgG) test suggested?

The TORCH 5 Panel (IgG) test is suggested to detect any four perinatal diseases in the TORCH panel. The panel includes

  • Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes Simplex.
  • Other diseases such as HIV, chickenpox, viral hepatitis, measles, Epstein-Barr virus, and syphilis.

The TORCH 5 Panel (IgG) test is a part of a routine test performed on all pregnant women.

How is the TORCH 5 PANEL (IgG) test performed?

The TORCH 5 Panel (IgG) test is performed as follows:

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

The TORCH 5 Panel (IgG) test is performed by trained professionals.

What are the parameters measured in the TORCH 5 PANEL (IgG) test?

The TORCH 5 panel (IgG) test results are either positive or negative. If the results are positive for the presence of IgG antibodies, it indicates that infections have occurred in the past.

Preparation before performing the TORCH 5 PANEL (IgG) test

The preparative steps required before the TORCH 5 Panel (IgG) test include informing the doctor of all the currently prescribed medication and any allergies.

Post-care after the TORCH 5 PANEL (IgG) test

No post-care required after the TORCH 5 Panel (IgG) test.

Sample types in the TORCH 5 PANEL (IgG) test

The TORCH 5 Panel (IgG) test requires a blood sample (0.5-2 ml).

Side effects/risks of the TORCH 5 PANEL (IgG) test

There are no side effects/risks of the TORCH 5  Panel (IgG) test.

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