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Toxoplasma gondii - IgM

Anti-Toxoplasma IgM
Overview
Interpreting Results

Overview of Toxoplasma gondii - IgM

What is Toxoplasma gondii - IgM?

Toxoplasma gondii – IgM test is done to detect Toxoplasma gondii infection in a pregnant woman, unborn baby, or in a person who has a weakened immune system. It is also done to check whether the person has been affected previously or to understand if any complications are caused by active Toxoplasma gondii.

Why is Toxoplasma gondii - IgM done?

The test is often suggested to a person who has a weak immune system or to a person who has been previously exposed to t.gondii. People with flu like symptoms and a severe brain or eye infection is also suspected to have Toxoplasma gondii.


Preparation for Toxoplasma gondii - IgM

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for Toxoplasma gondii - IgM

The sample type collected for Toxoplasma gondii - IgM is: Blood

Interpreting Toxoplasma gondii - IgM results

Interpretations

Test results which show
• Negative IgM and positive IgG indicate past infection.
• Negative IgM with negative IgG show no previous record of the infection.
• Positive IgM and negative IgG indicate early infection
• Positve IgM and positive IgG indicate current infection or re-activation.



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Established in 1995, Lifecare is the country's premier full-service diagnostic center with laboratory, providing expertise in imaging and digital pathology services. Our integrated diagnostic services help doctors personalize patient care to optimally treat disease and maintain health and wellness. We are committed to providing only the highest level of testing quality and service and working with you to provide unique solutions to your most challenging needs. A highly skilled team of medical professionals including physicians, scientists, medical technologists, medical technicians, lab assistants, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists, and other specialists work collaboratively. The department receives specimens for testing from patients and collection centers and is a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals both nationally and internationally. Lifecare's mission is to support the local delivery of laboratory services through the provision of exceptional reference laboratory services and by providing support services that facilitate and augment community integration efforts. We ensure Quality control programs that exceed industry guidelines for every patient sample. Proactive internal quality control team consisting of pathologists and laboratory personnel ensuring consistency and accuracy of specimen processing and diagnosis Our staff recognizes that specimens are patients, not just accession numbers in our lab. They are dedicated to combining the newest technologies, expertise, and quality in every sample they process.

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