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.

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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...

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...

"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...

Is my toxoplasma IgG antibodies result (0.10 negative), the reason I had an early miscarriage and a missed miscarriage this year? My obgyn says yes.

No. Your antibodies are negative - normal and cannot explain your adverse pregnancy outcomes. I am sorry for your losses and would recommend you take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily from now on to prevent recurrent miscarriages. Seek a second opinion by another obstetrician/gynecologist, if you like and best of luck! Read more...

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

OB counseling. Talk to your OB MD and discuss your concerns with regard to these values. It may or may not be an active infection which can affect the fetus. Read more...
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...

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...

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...