Toxoplasmosis 2017-11-15T13:51:37+00:00

National Reference Centre for Toxoplasmosis (Ce.Tox.)

Parasite identification from pathological material (striated muscle, uterus, heart, brain and placenta) is carried out by phenotypic and genotypic tests (optical microscopy observation and molecular analysis). Antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii are detected from serum. Refrigerated samples must be sent to the laboratory.

Details of the exams are reported in the tables below.

The Standard Operative Procedures (POS/PdP) are certified according to UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

Molecular and Immunohistochemical diagnostic

Pathogen Matrix Method POS/PdP
Toxoplasma gondii Striated muscle, uterus, heart, brain and placenta Immunohistochemical assay PdP-CETOX-02
Toxoplasma gondii Striated muscle, uterus, heart, brain and placenta PCR PdP-CETOX-03

Serological diagnostic

Pathogen Matrix Method POS/PdP
Toxoplasma gondii Swine, cat, goat, sheep serum, plasma and meat extracts ELISA assay PdP-SERCT-02
Toxoplasma gondii Dog, horse serum and plasma Immunofluorescence assay
Toxoplasma gondii Cat serum and plasma Immunofluorescence assay PdP-CETOX-01

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