Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease that is primarily dangerous for pregnant women. Parasitic infection of toxoplasmosis has the ability to cross the placenta and negatively affect fetal development. But, fortunately, nowadays toxoplasmosis is diagnosed very rare. Nevertheless, analysis of toxoplasmosis is in the list of essential assays for pregnant women.
What is toxoplasmosis analysis?
The essence of the assay of toxoplasmosis is that during the test scientists can identify a certain amount of parasitic organisms in the blood. To do this, you must pass the blood from a vein. Typically, a blood sample is sufficient to determine a set of infections, including HIV, chlamydia, ureaplasma, and others. Thus, in most cases toxoplasmosis analysis part of is included in a complex of other studies on blood infection.
How to evaluate the results of the toxoplasmosis analysis
Blood test for toxoplasmosis is carried out mainly by invitro method. In other words, the number of toxoplasm is determined for a certain amount of blood. The result can be displayed in one of three options:
- A negative result. If the toxoplasm amount is less than 6.5 IU / ml. But it should be remembered that this result can be observed at a very early stage of the disease as well.
- Suspicion of toxoplasmosis. If the result is fixed in the range from 6.5 to 8.0 IU / ml of toxoplasm.
- A positive result. Toxoplasmosis is diagnosed if the result is specified more than 8.0 IU/ml.
In those situations where the result is doubtful, doctors recommend to undertake the tested for toxoplasmosis again in about 10-15 days.