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  • The Toxoplasma Serology scheme is operated from the department of Clinical Parasitology, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London in collaboration with the Toxoplasma Reference Laboratories in Inverness and Swansea and the Department of Medical Microbiology, St George's Hospital, London
  • The scheme distributes a wide variety of positive and negative serum specimens for the examination of Toxoplasma IgG antibodies, IgM antibodies and IgG avidity.
  • The schemes are unique in that they provide clinical histories with the sera to be examined. The clinical histories are selected by the toxoplasma reference laboratories and they reflect the signs and symptoms of cases of suspected toxoplasmosis encountered by clinical laboratories.  The report is accompanied by interpretive comments for each specimen and a teaching sheet for an interesting specimen in each distribution

Tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii


Monika M Manser, Jean Chatterton, Janet Francis, et al; The United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Scheme for Parasitology:  Toxoplasma Serology schemes;  J Clin Pathol 2010 63: 1112-1115

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