Toxoplasma Ab IgG
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 5-7 Business Days

Description: Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite in cats and is shed from the body in their feces. Humans are easily exposed to cyst forms; however, in most healthy humans, the infection either causes no symptoms or results in a mild flu-like illness. Infections from the cysts can cause complications especially in pregnant women and people that suffer from immune disorders.

IgG antibodies are produced by the body several weeks after the initial infection to provide long-term protection. Levels of IgG rise during the active infection, then stabilize as the Toxoplasma infection resolves and the parasite becomes inactive. Once a person has been exposed to T. gondii, they will have some measurable amount of IgG antibody in their blood for the rest of their life.

Methodology:
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reference Range(s):
<0.90

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.