The use of the indirect immunofluorescent antibody test and the sabin feldman dye test to determine toxoplasma gondii antibodies in serum samples of goats

Chiari, C.D.A.; Lima, J.D.; Antunes, C.M.F.

Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia 37(2): 121-130


ISSN/ISBN: 0102-0935
Accession: 006789253

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The Sabin-Feldman dye test (SF) and the Indirect Immunofluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT) were used to determine Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in 78 goat serum samples. It was found that the IFAT detected significantly more antibodies than the SF. Titres observed in both tests showed no similarity. Marked differences were found for negative SF reactions and 1:64 dilutions in IFAT.