Saturday, May 14, 2016

Towards Universal Screening for Toxoplasmosis

 2016 May 11. pii: JCM.00913-16. [Epub ahead of print]

Towards Universal Screening for Toxoplasmosis: Rapid, Cost-effective and Simultaneous Detection of Toxoplasma Anti-IgG, IgM and IgA Antibodies Using Very Small Serum Volumes.


Rapid, cost-effective and early determination of the serological status of potentially infected individuals, particularly pregnant women, can be critical in preventing life-threatening infections and subsequent fetal congenital abnormalities. An article in this issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology (X. Li, C. Pomares, G. Gonfrier, B. Koh, S. Zhu, M. Gong, J. G. Montoya, and H. Dai, J Clin Microbiol, 2016, doi: 10.1128/JCM.03371-15) describes an innovative multiplexed immunoassay that offers a path towards universal screening.
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