Toxoplasmosis is caused by infection with Toxoplasma gondii, a eukaryotic pathogen which belongs to the group of sporozoites. It is an obligate intracellular parasite which is spread worldwide. The ‘flip-flop’ between sexual (which only takes place in cats, the final host) and asexual reproduction is typical for sporocytes. Toxoplasmosis is not passed from person to person, except in instances of mother-to-child (congenital) transmission and blood transfusion or organ transplantation.
The Biorex Diagnostics Toxoplasmosis Rapid test is intended for use in the rapid, qualitative and differential detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Toxoplasma Gondii in human whole blood, serum or plasma. The test provides and preliminary result only.