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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Toxoplasmosis testing and false positives


 gkec - Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:33 am

Hi there,

I am pregnant and I have already tested negative twice to both curent and past infection. I am due another test but I find them very stressful, especially given all I have read about the high rate of false positives.

Does anyone know what causes false positives? Am I any less likely to test false positive now that I have had to completely negative results?

I would really appreciate some info, my own doctor just wasn;t sure.

Thanks.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:38 pm

User avatar Hello,
I'm a little confused. Have you been exposed to toxoplasmosis or have reason to believe you might be infected?

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