The Use of Latex Agglutination Test in the Diagnosis of Toxoplasmosis Among Women in Child Bearing Age in Nenavah Governorate in 2002

Abstract

This study try to determine the rate of Toxoplasma infection among a sample of (176) women in child bearing age in Nenavah Governorate and comparing this rate with prevalence of Toxoplasmosis in the previous years. So that serological tests were done to detect acute and chronic infection by using Latex agglutination test (LAT) and Modified agglutination test (MAT). The results show that the ages of women sample in this study ranged between (< 20 - > 45), the age group (20-24) years has the highest rate of infection, also the highest rate of infection was in the titer (32) in a percentage (41.4%). There is no significant difference between percentages of titer for all positive cases.