TORCH: transcript analysis

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TORCH-complex: decoding test results

TORCH transcript analysis

Tests for TORCH-complex reveal the infection,sexually transmitted diseases. They are widespread and dangerous, with intrauterine infection lead to stillbirth and malformations. These are the four diseases: toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus and herpes.

Explanation of analysis TORCH-complex

toxoplasmosis

  • IgG-, IgM- → absence of antibodies to Toxoplasma.
  • IgG-, IgM + → Toxoplasma infection happened not more than two months ago.
  • IgG +, IgM + → toxoplasmosis infection from two months to six months.
  • IgG +, IgM- → chronic toxoplasmosis or immunity.

Rubella

  • IgM-, IgG- → antibodies are absent.
  • IgG-, IgM + → rubella infection of up to two months.
  • IgG +, IgM + → rubella infection by six weeks to six months.
  • IgG +, IgM- → chronic disease or immunity.

Cytomegalovirus

  • IgM-, IgG- → no antibodies.
  • IgG-, IgM + → cytomegalovirus infection of up to two months.
  • IgG +, IgM + → cytomegalovirus infection and a half to five months.
  • IgG +, IgM- → chronic latent for any immunity.

Herpes (simple)

  • IgM-, IgG- → no antibodies.
  • IgG-, IgM + → herpes infection up to six months.
  • IgG +, IgM + → herpes infection from a half to five months.
  • IgG +, IgM- → chronic latent for any immunity.

For a detailed analysis of TORCH-infections refer to a specialist (venereal diseases, infectious diseases, obstetrician).

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