TOXOPLASMA ANTIBODIES IGG & IGM
Why to get tested?
To detect a Toxoplasma gondii infection in a pregnant woman, unborn baby, or in a person with a weakened immune system (immunocompromised) who has flu-like symptoms; sometimes to determine if a person has been previously infected or to help determine if complications are due to an active Toxoplasma infection
When to get tested?
When a pregnant woman or a person with a weakened immune system has been exposed to T. gondii and/or has flu-like symptoms or a severe eye or brain infection that a health practitioner suspects are due to toxoplasmosis
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or amniotic fluid sample
What preparation I need before test?