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TORCH Profile 5 Parameters Test

TORCH Profile 5 Parameters Test

also known as: Torch 5 Antibodies IgM

Torch 5 Antibodies IgM test is a test of any five parameters of Torch Panel in the blood. It’s performed on a sample of blood to measure the level of IgM Antibodies.This test is performed to confirm some infections and in some cases during the treatment and after the treatment of Infection and Pregnancy.
Also known as TORCH is an acronym of the five infections which covers:
1. toxoplasmosis
2. other diseases, including HIV, syphilis, and measles
3. rubella (German measles)
4. cytomegalovirus
5. herpes simplex

Torch 5 Antibodies test don’t need any special preparation for performing.Make sure to wear a short-sleeved shirt or a shirt with sleeves that you can easily rollup.No special preparation needed for the Haematology test. There’s no need to adjust your diet. You can both eat and drink normally.However, your doctor may require that you fast for a specific amount of time before the test. That’s common if the blood sample will be used for additional testing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions.

The result of TORCH test is important in finding out whether you have a infectious disease or recently had one. The result will be either positive or negative. A positive result will mean IgM and IgG antibodies were found present. A negative result means no past or present infections. If a newborn is tested positive in this test, it will show a current infection. Presence of both IgG and IgM antibodies will suggest the transference of this infection from the mother to the fetus through the placenta. It doesn’t mean an active infection.

This test requires taking a sample of your blood. First, a lab assistant will cleanse your arm with an antiseptic. To create pressure and cause your veins to swell with blood, a band, will be applied around your arm. A needle will be inserted in one of your veins to draw a small sample of blood(few ml). An appropriate amount of blood will be collected.After that the needle will be removed and a small bandage will be placed on your arm where the needle was inserted. You’ll be recommended to maintain some pressure at the site where the needle was placed for a few minutes, as it reduces blood flow.

Red-top tube
Type Gender Age-Group Value
IgM Antibodies
All age groups
Average price range of the test is approximately Rs.1200 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.

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What is TORCH Profile 5 Parameters Test?
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