Originally, a torch was a portable source of fire used as a source of light, usually a rod-shaped piece of wood with a rag soaked in pitch or some other flammable material wrapped around one end. Torches were often supported in sconces by brackets high up on walls, to throw light over corridors in stone structures such as castles or crypts.


... Why get tested?
To screen for several infectious diseases that can cause birth defects in newborns and illness in adults

When to get tested?
If you become ill while pregnant or if a baby is born with congenital abnormalities that may be caused by an infection with one of these diseases

Sample required?
A blood sample is drawn from a vein in the arm by needle or by heelstick for infants
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