About Toxoplasma antibodies
What is toxoplasma?
Toxoplasma is one of the most common parasites and causes toxoplasmosis in infected people. Toxoplasma is found in the faeces of cats and in undercooked meat. Some people may experience flu-like symptoms, but the majority of people infected with toxoplasma will not show symptoms.
However, toxoplasma may cause defects or complications to a developing unborn baby if the mother is infected. Toxoplasma antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system to help fight infection against the parasite. IgM antibodies are a particular type of antibody and are the first to be produced in response to an infection offering short-term protection.
IgG antibodies offer long-term protection against pathogens after initial exposure and the presence of IgG antibodies indicates immunity. This may be a result of a previous infection.
Why take the test?
This test detects the presence of IgM and IgG antibodies produced against the parasite toxoplasma and can be used to diagnose a current or recent infection.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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