Detection of IgM-anti-toxoplasma antibodies in acute acquired and congenital toxoplasmosis.
Filice G., Carnevale G., Meroni V., Olliaro P., Gagliardi V., Vaccari E., Carosi G.
The specificity and sensibility of IgM-IFAT for diagnosis of acute acquired and congenital toxoplasmosis may increase after separation of IgM fractions by simple gel filtration method. In the presence of IFA-IgG titers greater than 250 IU/ml with Remington test less than 1/50, specific IgM antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii should be detected by separation. The separation of IgM seems a necessary step for detecting IgM antibodies by IgM-IFA in the newborn sera.