Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gynecology Answers List

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.

 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?

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us