Korean J Parasitol.  1996 Dec;34(4):233-238. 10.3347/kjp.1996.34.4.233.

Toxoplasma antibody titers by ELISA and indirect latex agglutination test in pregnant women

  • 1Department of Parasitology, Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Korea.
  • 2Korea National Veterinary Research Institute, RDA, Anyang 430-016, Korea.


The seroepidemiologic studies on anti-Toxoplasma antibody titers were carried out using ELISA and indirect latex agglutination test. Among 899 sera prepared from pregnant women, 39 cases (4.3%) revealed positive reaction and 218 sera from middle school students showed 4 positive reaction (1.8%) by ELISA. By LAT(newly established by National Veterinary Research Institute, Korea), the sera of 7 pregnant women (0.8%) showed positive reaction. When 80 sera showing +S1:8 by LAT were used for comparing the results obtained from LAT and Toxotest-MT (Eiken Chemical Co., Japan), 7 cases and 8 sera were positive, respectively. All of 11 sera of proven toxoplasmosis patients showed positive reaction in both tests. Overall proportion of agreement between LAT kit and Toxotest-MT was 0.94( -index= 0.632, p<0.01), and LAT was considered to be useful for the screening of toxoplasmosis.

MeSH Terms

Toxoplasma gondii
indirect latex agglutination test
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
pregnant women
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