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What is the toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibody test?

What is the toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibody test?

You've met it: When one meets the toxoplasmosis organism (mild flu-like or no illness), IgM usually appears and may stay around for as long as 18 months. Igg will also appear and usually stay for life, suggesting you overcame the creatures. However, they may still be alive and dormant, to re-emerge should you become immunocompromised. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Toxoplasma Infection (Definition)

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...Read more


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Toxoplasma IgG and IgM test results; what should they be if I am immune?

Toxoplasma IgG and IgM test results; what should they be if I am immune?

No true immunity: When one meets the toxoplasmosis organism (mild flu-like or no illness), IgM usually appears and may stay around for as long as 18 months. Igg will also appear and usually stay for life, suggesting you overcame the creatures. However, they may still be alive and dormant, to re-emerge should you become immunocompromised. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant 4 weeks. My blood test toxoplasma igg+ >2000iu/ml(reference range<1.6), IgM weakly positive>0.6. Is it safe for my baby? Help me..!

I'm pregnant 4 weeks. My blood test toxoplasma igg+ >2000iu/ml(reference range<1.6), IgM weakly positive>0.6. Is it safe for my baby? Help me..!

IgG means old infxn: Igg is a measure of prior infection - so the elevated igg levels are to be expected. As long as the igm is negative (which indicates current/active infection), you have cleared the infection from 2 months ago. Your igg levels will always be elevated going forward. Make sure you ask your physician to clarify the labs - they know you the best. ...Read more

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Toxoplasma IgG and IgM test results; what should they be if I am immune?

No true immunity: When one meets the toxoplasmosis organism (mild flu-like or no illness), IgM usually appears and may stay around for as long as 18 months. Igg will also appear and usually stay for life, suggesting you overcame the creatures. However, they may still be alive and dormant, to re-emerge should you become immunocompromised. ...Read more

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What is the toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibody test?

You've met it: When one meets the toxoplasmosis organism (mild flu-like or no illness), IgM usually appears and may stay around for as long as 18 months. Igg will also appear and usually stay for life, suggesting you overcame the creatures. However, they may still be alive and dormant, to re-emerge should you become immunocompromised. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant 4 weeks. My blood test toxoplasma igg+ >2000iu/ml(reference range<1.6), IgM weakly positive>0.6. Is it safe for my baby? Help me..!

IgG means old infxn: Igg is a measure of prior infection - so the elevated igg levels are to be expected. As long as the igm is negative (which indicates current/active infection), you have cleared the infection from 2 months ago. Your igg levels will always be elevated going forward. Make sure you ask your physician to clarify the labs - they know you the best. ...Read more

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"i'm pregnant 4 weeks. Before pregnant blood test toxoplasma igg+ >2000iu/ml(reference range<1.6), IgM weakly positive>0.6. Is it safe for my baby?

"i'm pregnant 4 weeks. Before pregnant blood test toxoplasma igg+ >2000iu/ml(reference range<1.6), IgM weakly positive>0.6. Is it safe for my baby?

Likely protected: In acute infection, igm is initially elevated alone, and then igg is positive within a couple of weeks. Igg remains positive for your lifetime, but igm can persist for months to years. I would say that this new pregnancy is protected, but given the outcome of your prior pregnancy, you must discuss this in consult with a high-risk OB to confirm what I am saying! ...Read more

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Currently 8 weeks pregnant with Toxsoplasma values IGG 90 (Positive) and IGM 1.54 (positive). Had an history of toxoplasma @ 2008, should we continue?

Currently 8 weeks pregnant with Toxsoplasma values IGG 90 (Positive) and IGM 1.54 (positive). Had an history of toxoplasma @ 2008, should we continue?

Discuss with OB: You need to discuss this with your OB, with probably a referral to a Maternal Fetal specialist to discuss the risk. A weekly positive IgM is possible from a prior exposure and not from a recent infection. Your MD may want to follow titers to see if they are changing. The IgG titer reflects antibodies you have from the prior infection in 2009. ...Read more

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Toxoplasma has changed from 1.46 Igm to 1.54 Igm between 7 days gap. Is this normal?Igg is 90 & 8 weeks pregnant. Had an history of 2 miscarriage 1st

Toxoplasma has changed from 1.46 Igm to 1.54 Igm between 7 days gap. Is this normal?Igg is 90 & 8 weeks pregnant. Had an history of 2 miscarriage 1st

Toxoplasmosis: Misinterpreting a positive IgM can be minimized with confirmatory testing. Despite the wide distribution of commercial test kits to measure IgM antibodies, these kits often have low specificity and the reported results are frequently misinterpreted. In addition, IgM antibodies can persist for months to more than one year. The test used and the lab may influence results. ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnant and has Rubella IgM positive (1.31) and Toxoplasma Gondii IgG positive (151.62). Is my baby at any risk?

I am 35 weeks pregnant and has Rubella IgM positive (1.31) and Toxoplasma Gondii IgG positive (151.62). Is my baby at any risk?

Contact your OB MD: Yes, I could give you an answer, but your OB MD has examined you, and knows the details of your testing and their advice trumps my potential advice every time. ...Read more

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If toxoplasma IgG is 57.76 ..What it is ?

Previous exposure: Igg is an antibody that the body makes in response to an infection or exposure to an infection. It is our 'memory antibody' that is now available to fight off an infection on future exposure. An igg to toxoplasma indicates that you have had previous exposure to that agent. ...Read more

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I have high toxoplasma igg. Can I have baby?

I have high toxoplasma igg.  Can I have baby?

Don't know: I can't comment on whether you are fertile or not, but I suppose that is not your main question.Your high IgG means you had it in the past as many people do and are immune. A baby is at risk if you have it for the first time (when not immune) during pregnancy. Since you are immune, you will not get it during pregnancy so this is one issue you can eliminate from your list of worries. ...Read more

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Toxoplasma IgG found 92.20, what does it mean?

Toxoplasma: This means you were previously infected with the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. Approximately 23% of Non immunocompromised people are carriers of the parasite and are otherwise healthy. If IgG is elevated and IgM is not elevated the infection likely occurred more than 3 -6 months ago. As long as your immune system is normal you should not develop any symptoms of infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: toxoplasma igg?

What is the definition or description of: toxoplasma igg?

Antibody: Toxoplasma is an infectious agent. Igg is an antibody or immune protein. Toxoplasma igg is an antibody manufactured by the immune system directed against toxoplasma. ...Read more

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What does it mean -toxoplasma IgG result 2 iu/ml?

Exposure: Basically, this your body's memory protein and tells us that, at some point, you've been exposed to the agent (e.g. Virus, substance, etc...). You should check with your doctor/lab about the significance of specific values. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high toxoplasma igg(57.68)& taking rovamycin. can What to do if I have baby?

What to do if I have high toxoplasma igg(57.68)& taking rovamycin. can What to do if I have baby?

Consult: an OB/GYN. The IgG itself is a good thing and will protect the baby. The IgG level will stay high after treating the infection (this is the concept of "immunization") and does not signify ongoing infection. I believe that if immunity is established, and if the active infectious process has been treated, then the risk to the fetus is low. ...Read more

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My rubella IgG results are 88.31 what does that mean? My toxoplasma IgG 91.50 what does mean? Cytomegalovirus IgG is 16.08 what does mean?

My rubella IgG results are 88.31 what does that mean?
My toxoplasma IgG 91.50 what does mean?
Cytomegalovirus IgG is 16.08 what does mean?

Quite high numbers..: But the igg antibodies for these infections shows you've been infected in the past but doesn't tell us when. Igm antibody + suggests active or quite recent infection. ...Read more

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Does toxoplasma IgG infection cause gas?

No: There's no such thing as toxoplasma igg infection. Toxoplasma igg is a lab test that tells you that at some time in your life you were exposed to the toxoplasma parasite and probably have latent infection. It would not cause gas. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Toxoplasma Igg (Definition)

Toxoplasma is an infectious agent. Igg is an antibody or immune protein. Toxoplasma igg is an antibody manufactured by the immune ...Read more