Evaluation of Latex and ELISA Efficiency in Diagnosis of Toxoplasmosis in Different Hosts

Wasan A. Al-Aubaedy, Redhaa N. Hamoo
2009 Rafidain journal of science  
The goal of this study was assessment and comparing between two common used tests in detection of Toxoplasmosis in different hosts. Two types of ELISA (IgM and IgG), and Latex 2ME tests were used for recognition of Toxoplasma gondii in women, ewe, and goat. Results showed that infection percentage were: 34.4%, 40%, and 46.6% in women, ewe, and goat respectively. When Latex 2ME test was used to distinction in between acute and chronic infection, the maximum acute infection was recorded in goat
more » ... recorded in goat (30.95%), while the maximum chronic infection was (83.33%) in ewe. Thirty positive samples in Latex 2ME test for each host deposit to ELISA test (both IgM and IgG), and the outcome of this test confirm highly significant difference (P≤0.01) in infection percentage among different hosts. And finally there was highly significant difference (P≤0.01) between ELISA (IgM and IgG) test and Latex 2ME test in proportion of infection with Toxoplasmosis in hosts except women.
doi:10.33899/rjs.2009.40013 fatcat:y3fnzakjjfdwhb7jwm3qiyk4x4