Comparison of indirect fluorescent antibody test and modified agglutination test to detect antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in sera from sheep, goats, dogs and cats

Silva, A.V. da; Cutolo, A.A.; Langoni, H.

Arquivos do Instituto Biologico Sao Paulo 69(1): 7-11

2002


ISSN/ISBN: 0020-3653
Accession: 015328604

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Abstract
A total of 400 serum samples from sheep, goats, dogs and cats (100 samples each) were tested for anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies using fluorescent antibody test (FAT) and modified agglutination test (MAT). In FAT 23.0%, 8.0%, 18.0% and 18.0% from sheep, goat, dog and cat samples were positive, respectively, while in MAT 27.0%, 11.0%, 19.0% and 19.0%, respectively were positive. No significant difference was found between the tests, and the kappa index of 0.59-0.84 reveals concordance between the tests.