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- If your baby has the IgG antibody, he or she is not infected. If your baby has the IgM antibody, he or she does have toxoplasmosis.
- Your newborn baby may be given a TORCH test at the same time as a toxoplasmosis test. TORCH stands for Toxoplasmosis, Other, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes. The TORCH test checks to see if your baby has any of these infections.
- For more information on toxoplasmosis infection in pregnancy, see the topic Reference Toxoplasmosis During Pregnancy.
- The Reference toxoplasmosis polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test checks your Reference amniotic fluid Opens New Window to see if toxoplasmosis is present. This test may be more accurate than other tests in finding an infection in your growing baby (Reference fetus Opens New Window).
|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