Toxoplasma Antibodies Blood Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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What is
toxoplasmosis?

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the common parasite Toxoplasma gondii that can be caught by ingesting contaminated food or water, especially by eating raw or undercooked meat or by handling contaminated cat litter.


What are the
symptoms of toxoplasmosis?

Many people are unaware when they become infected as toxoplasmosis doesn't usually cause symptoms. However, a pregnant woman who becomes infected can pass on the infection to her unborn child. If someone with a weakened immune system becomes infected, the parasite can cause severe health complications.


What is a
Toxoplasma Antibodies Blood Test?

Our Toxoplasma Antibodies Blood Test detects antibodies in your blood that the body produces in response to a Toxoplasma gondii infection. With this test, you can identify a current or past infection.


What's included?

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Toxoplasma IgM Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the toxoplasma parasite. Infection usually occurs through eating undercooked, contaminated meat or cleaning a cats litter box when the cat has shed Toxoplasma in its faeces. Often those who are infected have very few symptoms because a healthy persons immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness. However, those with compromised immune systems and pregnant women should be cautious as an infection can cause serious health problems and affect the unborn child. When the body is exposed to the toxoplasma parasite, the immune system responds by producing antibodies to the parasite. IgM antibodies are the first to be produced by the body in response to a Toxoplasma infection.
Toxoplasma IgG Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the toxoplasma parasite. Infection usually occurs through eating undercooked, contaminated meat or cleaning a cats litter box when the cat has shed Toxoplasma in its faeces. Often those who are infected have very few symptoms because a healthy persons immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness. However, those with compromised immune systems and pregnant women should be cautious as an infection can cause serious health problems and affect the unborn child. The body produces Toxoplasma IgG antibodies after being infected by this parasite.

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