Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite, is a significant pathogen in humans. The primary host is cats and it infects numerous mammals including humans.
Infection is often benign or asymptomatic but can have severe consequences in immunocompromised individuals and the foetus in pregnant women.
Toxo IgM serology in conjunction with Toxo IgG can aid in the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis
Microbiology - Serology
Toxo IgM serology
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
If overnight - Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
IgM serology is run in conjunction with IgG for a full interpretation.
Onset date of illness desirable
A positive Toxo IgM may indicate a current infection. However IgM can persist for several months or years so it’s not possible to confirm recent infection on IgM result alone. Interpret in conjunction with IgG result and clinical history.
Demonstration of seroconversion or Toxo Avidity testing may aid the diagnosis.
Reported as Negative or Equivocal or Positive
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