Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which is a parasite that can be transmit via rodents, cats (found in cat faeces and contaminated food), and mother to child. It can cause serious problems in unborn children and babies. Congenital infection occurs when infection is passed from mother to child across pla...
TOXOPLASMA IgM , IgG
Negative :< 0.90
Equivocal :0.90-1.10 OD ratio
Positive :>1.1 OD ratio
When to get Tested
A woman prior to or during a pregnancy to determine if she has been previously exposed
A person with weakened immune system and has flu like symptoms
When there is s/s of Toxoplasmosis (Swollen lymph nodes, Fever, night sweats , weakness, fatigue, headache, body aches sore throat)
In newborn babies with symptoms like hydrocephalous, blindness, cerebral keratification etc.
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