TORCH screen: Screening test for a group of infections known by the acronym TORCH which stands for Toxoplasma gondii; other viruses (HIV, measles, and more); rubella (German measles);cytomegalovirus; and herpes simplex. All of these infections are teratogens, agents capable of causing birth defects. The TORCH infectious agents affect 1-5% of all li
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A blood test that checks for several infections in a newborn infant. The test screens for toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, HIV and occasionally, syphilis. The baby's finger is cleaned and pricked with a sharp needle. Blood is collected from the site and sent to the lab for evaluation.
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