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Indirect fluorescent antibody technique in the serology of Toxoplasma gondii

Authors
  • S. Fletcher
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1965
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
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Abstract

The indirect fluorescent antibody technique has been used to titrate patients' antibody against Toxoplasma gondii. Rigorous tests of the immunological validity of the method were made. The reactions of the gamma globulin of human immune serum with Toxoplasma gondii and fluorescent rabbit anti-human gamma globulin were thus shown to be specific. Thereafter the technique could be used with confidence to detect the reaction between doubling dilutions of patient's serum and smears of unfixed Toxoplasma gondii. In this way, titres were obtained with the indirect fluorescent antibody technique which agreed well with those of the dye test at both low and high levels of antibody.

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