Toxoplasmosis Antibody Rapid Detection Kit
Toxo Rapid Test Cassette is a lateral flow immunochromatographic assay for the rapid, qualitative and differential detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in human whole blood, serum or plasma.
Toxoplasmosis is a food borne illness caused by Toxoplasma gondii, a protist Pathogen. The ubiquitous intracellular living parasite is spread worldwide. Typical for sporocytes is the “flip-flop” between sexual (which only takes place in cats, the final host) and asexual reproduction. The Infection is often highest in areas of the world that have hot, humid climates and lower altitudes. The mean source of infection is direct contact with cat feces or from eating undercooked meats. Toxoplasmosis is not passed from person-to-person, except in instances of mother-to-child (congenital) transmission and blood transfusion or organ transplantation. Toxoplasmosis generally presents with mild symptoms in immunocompetent individuals, but women newly infected with Toxoplasma during pregnancy and anyone with a compromised immune system should be aware that toxoplasmosis can have severe consequences for them. Acute toxoplasmosis in pregnant women can result in miscarriage, poor growth, early delivery or stillbirth. IgG and IgM antibodies to Toxoplasma can be detected within 2-3 weeks after exposure. IgG remains positive, but the antibody level drops overtime.
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