TOXOPLASMA IGG ANTIBODY, SERUM
- TOXOPLASMA IGG ANTIBODY, SERUM
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- Toxo IgG Antibody; Toxoplasma gondii IgG Antibody
- CPT Codes
- Reference Test
- Transport Info
- Fasting Required?
- Patient Instructions
- Reference Range
Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (ChLIA)
Support the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. Document past exposure.
Toxoplasmosis, caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, has been implicated in serious congenital abnormalities following maternal infections just prior to or during pregnancy. Usually a mild or asymptomatic disease in adults, toxoplasmosis acquired in utero has resulted in blindness, encephalomyelitis, mental retardation, convulsions, and death in infected neonates. In addition, predisposition to severe toxoplasmosis infection is common in persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or in persons who are otherwise immunocompromised.