Why It Is Done
A toxoplasmosis test is done to check if a:
- Pregnant woman has antibodies from a toxoplasmosis infection. If she has the IgG type of antibody, that means an infection occurred in the past and the baby does not have a chance of becoming infected. If she has the IgM type of antibody, that means the infection is recent and the baby does have a chance of becoming infected.
- Baby has toxoplasmosis.
- Person with a weakened immune system, such as someone who has Reference HIV Opens New Window, has a chance of getting a toxoplasmosis infection.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 2, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology