Torch PCR

A TORCH PCR is a collection of multiple tests used to identify infections in pregnant women. During pregnancy, infections can be passed on to the foetus. TORCH is a medical acronym that refers to a group of communicable diseases that can infect pregnant women and then be passed on to the baby, resulting in birth defects, growth delays, neurological issues, or miscarriage.

TORCH stands for

  • TO – Toxoplasmosis
  • R – Rubella
  • C – Cytomegalovirus
  • H – Herpes simplex