Definition of TORCH screen
The TORCH screen is a blood test that checks for several different infections in a newborn. TORCH stands for , , cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, and HIV.
Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/12/2009