At the initial consultation before the tests you should tell the doctor about the presence in the house Pets. If you are experiencing problems with vorachivaetsya blood and you are using medication for blood thinners or antibiotics, it also need to tell the specialist. Chemotherapeutic and antibacterial medications are canceled for 10-14 days before testing.
During the preparation to the tests for toxoplasmosis is recommended to eliminate from the diet of fatty, fried foods and alcohol for 1-2 days before the procedure. It is not recommended to use shampoos, shower gels and scented Soaps for hygiene purposes less than 12 hours before blood sampling.
The sample is taken from a vein in the arm. The tests are scanned for the presence of antibodies to the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. The test results are ready within 1-3 days. False-positive results can be obtained in newborn children infected with any other infections. In case it is not re-appointed results of a blood test.
When assigning the re-analysis it is important to conduct a survey in the same laboratory where it was done the first time. Different laboratories may use different diagnostic equipment and reagents that may affect the test results.
Toxoplasmosis usually occurs in a latent form, but in rare cases the patient may experience symptoms similar to encephalitis or typhus. Illness begins with fever and headaches, nausea and seizures. Increases the size of the liver may have inflammation of the lungs. Toxoplasmosis can be classified as life-threatening disease and to have chronic form, and therefore it is important to seek medical help.
You should not donate blood immediately after the other physiotherapeutic procedures, x-rays, tomography, gastroscopy, etc.