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TORCH IgM Test Overview

TORCH is an acronym from five potential infectious agents that can be transmitted from mother to foetus through the placenta. These viruses can cause serious congenital malformations especially when mother acquires the infection for the first time during the first trimester.
The full form of TORCH is toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex (HSV).

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Summary Price Of TORCH IgM Test

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The cost of TORCH IgM Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of TORCH IgM Test ranges from ₹1200 to ₹2750.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹1,600
  • Delhi: ₹1,600
  • Mumbai: ₹1,600
  • Pune: ₹2,750

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Frequently Asked Questions

TORCH IgM panel is indicated for pregnancy where congenital foetal infection is suspected i.e., IUGR, foetal hydrops, USG changes. Patients with significant contact with patients suffering from rubella should also be investigated.
If during pregnancy it is proven that there has been exposure of foetus to these infection that doctor will advise treatment and comment on health of foetus.

TORCH IgM test measures IgM antibodies against Toxoplasma, CMV, Rubella, HSV 1 & 2.

The blood sample is taken from a vein in your arm, using a small needle. After the needle is inserted, a small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial. You may feel a  little sting when the needle goes in or out. This usually takes less than five minutes.

TORCH IgM positive - This may indicate a recent infection. However, IgM antibodies can be false positive and also the levels of the antibodies may remain elevated till 6 months post cure.
It is important to time when the infection was acquired by the mother; this can be done through IgG avidity testing.
If it is suggested that infection occurred during the pregnancy then doctor may advise an invasive test like amniocentesis of chorionic villus sampling.
TORCH IgM negative - This means there is no evidence of exposure to the said viruses in near past or the antibodies are yet to develop

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