ToRCH and Special ID Assays by Siemens Healthineers

ToRCH and Special ID Assays ToRCH is an acronym for a group of infections that can cause significant birth defects and even fetal death. The infections comprising ToRCH are: Toxoplasmosis Other (Special ID) Rubella Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Herpes simplex virus (HSV) Generally, patient history and risk factors guide prenatal and perinatal maternal testing for ToRCH organisms. These tests are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy, and neonates may also be tested for specific ToR... Read more


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ToRCH and Special ID Assays

ToRCH is an acronym for a group of infections that can cause significant birth defects and even fetal death. The infections comprising ToRCH are:

  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Other (Special ID)
  • Rubella
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Herpes simplex virus (HSV)

Generally, patient history and risk factors guide prenatal and perinatal maternal testing for ToRCH organisms. These tests are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy, and neonates may also be tested for specific ToRCH organisms based on clinical history.