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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1982 Jun;20(1):33-37. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1982.20.1.33
Copyright © 1982 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Toxoplasma antibodies by indirect latex agglutination tests in St. Mary's Hospital patients
Won-Young Choi,Jae-Uul Yoo and Woon-Gyu Kim
Department of Parasitology and Catholic Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

A total of 421 patients hospitalized in St. Mary's Hospital were examined by indirect latex agglutination test in order to evaluate the Toxoplasma antibody in Korean from June to August 1981.

The test sera of the patients were obtained from each age group by random sampling.

1. The 421 samples of test sera showed negative in 153, 1:2 in 157, 1:4 in 59, 1:8 in 27, 1:16 in 7, 1:32 in 9, 1:64 in 2, 1:128 in 4 and 1:256 in 3 cases, respectively.

2. The positive rate of Toxoplasma antibody was 4.3 percent in this sample when indirect latex antibodies of 1:32 or higher were regarded as positive.

3. The titers of positive Toxoplasma antibodies were increased by age.


Fig. 1
Frequency distribution curves of indirect Latex agglutinating titers in 421 sera.


Table 1
Toxoplasma antibodies by Indirect Latex Agglutination test in 421 sera

Table 2
Frequency of Toxoplasma antibodies by Indirect Latex Agglutination tests in 421 sera

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