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TORCH and Special ID Assays

Delivering the clinical tools essential for healthy mother and baby outcomes.

Siemens Healthineers provides TORCH and special infectious disease assays for improved prenatal and specialty care. Empowering you to advance the health and vitality of women throughout the continuum of life - one test at a time. Your results. Her lifetime.

What is TORCH and Special ID?


TORCH is an acronym for a group of infectious organisms, which in healthy individuals can lead to treatable and mild disease, but when acquired during pregnancy can cause significant birth defects and even fetal death.  

TORCH is comprised of the following:

Special Infectious Disease

Siemens Healthineers offers special infectious disease (ID) assays to help laboratories address critical and common infectious diseases and help clinicians make critical decisions. 

Our special ID test menu is comprised of the following:

  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) VCA IgG§
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) VCA IgM§
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) EBNA IgG§
  • H. pylori IgG
  • Zika Virus

Learn More About TORCH

Understanding this group of illnesses can help clinicians counsel their patients to help prevent infection and address fetal outcomes if infected. Patient history and risk factors guide prenatal and maternal testing for TORCH. These tests are often performed in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Assay Menu

Siemens Healthineers provides TORCH and Special ID testing solutions for diagnostic laboratories with a comprehensive assay menu.


Atellica® IM Analyzer

ADVIA Centaur® Immunoassay Systems

IMMULITE® 2000/2000 XPi Immunoassay Systems








Herpes-1 IgG


Herpes-2 IgG


Herpes I and II IgG



Rubella IgG

Rubella IgM


Toxoplasma IgG

Toxoplasma IgM


Special ID













H. pylori IgG




Comprehensive Infectious Disease Testing

Doctor's review results

From screening and diagnosis to therapy and monitoring, infectious disease solutions from Siemens Healthineers can give you the results you need, when you need them most.

Learn more about our broad portfolio of testing assays and diagnostic disciplines for common infectious diseases.

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