PCR versus ELISA in diagnosis of human toxoplasmosis in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

@article{Tonkal2008PCRVE,
  title={PCR versus ELISA in diagnosis of human toxoplasmosis in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Abdulkader M. D. Tonkal},
  journal={Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={707-14}
}
In this study, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was compared with detection of specific antibodies to Toxoplasma by ELISA. A total of 70 blood samples from patients with different clinical features were tested, 43/70 (61.4%) were serologically Toxoplasma-IgG positive meanwhile only 16/43 (37.2%) were approved to be positive by PCR. A total of 22 samples (31.6%) were positive by PCR, but only 16 of them were positive by ELISA. So, Tox-IgG indicated catching Toxoplasma infection but not enough… CONTINUE READING

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