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
Interpreting Toxoplasma gondii - IgM results
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.