Others range maily includes the Toxoplasma IgG/IgM (Toxo Ab) test, which is a feline diagnostic tool used to identify the presence of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii, and a parasitic protozoan that infects cats and can be transmitted to humans. The test detects both IgG and IgM antibodies in whole blood, serum or plasma. The presence of IgG indicates past exposure to the parasite, while the presence of IgM suggests active or recent infection. This test can help diagnose Toxoplasmosis, which can cause various symptoms in cats, including fever, lethargy, and loss of appetite, and is potentially harmful to humans with weakened immune systems.
The Toxo Ab test is a simple blood test and does not cause pain or discomfort. The procedure is usually quick and well-tolerated by cats, and the results are available within a few days to a week.
The Toxo Ab test helps diagnose and monitor Toxoplasmosis, which can cause various symptoms in cats, and it identifies the presence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in feline blood, serum, or plasma which are important for humans with weakened immune systems, particularly pregnant women.