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IMMUNOPEROXIDASE TEST IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF TOXOPLASMOSIS
 
 
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Department of Zoonoses, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, Lublin, Poland
 
Ann Agric Environ Med. 1997;4(2):243–247
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The immunoperoxidase test (immunoenzymatic test with whole tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii) was compared with tests used in the routine diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. This showed a good qualitative and quantitative correlation with the reference tests (immunofluorescence test, direct agglutination test and ELISA). High value of the correlation coefficient for immunofluorescence test (IFT) and immunoperoxidase test (IPT) suggests that IPT can substitute IFT in laboratory diagnostics of toxoplasmosis. The application of immunoperoxidase test for IgM in the case of family toxoplasmosis in the rural area confirmed the diagnosis of acute toxoplasmosis in a 7-year-old child.
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