TORCH Test

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Also known as: TORCH Panel
Related tests: Rubella; Genital herpes

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for several infectious diseases that can cause birth defects in newborns and illness in adults

When to Get Tested?

If you become ill while pregnant or if a baby is born with congenital abnormalities that may be caused by an infection with one of these diseases

Sample Required?

A blood sample is taken from a vein in the arm by needle or by heel prick for infants

Test Preparation Needed?

None