PCR testing of amniotic fluid

  1. to check for toxoplasmosis, PCR testing of amniotic fluid is used in diagnosing congential toxoplasmosis

    what is PCR?

    my Acronym Finder provides:
    - polymerase chain reaction
    - peak cell rate
    - protein/creatinine ratio
    - plasma centrifugal reactor
    - potential carrier recovery

    which one is PCR for toxoplasmosis?

    Last edit by GingerSue on Feb 5, '07
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I honestly do not know the answer. Will do some research. Meanwhile, I am moving this to the OB forum, in hopes someone there will be able to help out.
  4. by   Humbled_Nurse
    PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction and it is used to test for a variety of diseases such as HIV, Toxoplasmosis, Herpes, etc..

    My understanding of PCR testing is that is it a more specific testing technique and requires only a small amount of DNA. The technique involves amplification of the specific DNA sequence.