- TORCH screens may be performed in cases of intrauterine growth retardation, intrauterine death and suspected congenital infection.
- TORCH stands for toxoplasma, Rubella, CMV, herpes. However, this acronym is now outdated, as all these tests are not necessarily performed. HSV serology is no longer performed in this circumstance.
- The tests performed depend on the clinical details provided.
||* Tests will also be performed on the mother's ante-natal blood if this is available.
- Relevant clinical details
- Pregnancy gestation
Store at fridge temperature
Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature
Up to 8 days
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