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Table 1 Technical features of serological tests used for detection of T. gondii antibodies in humans and animals in Colombia

From: An overview of seventy years of research (1944 – 2014) on toxoplasmosis in Colombia, South America

Test, abbreviation Antigens Manufacturer Tables referred
Sabin Feldman dye test, SF Live tachyzoites In-house 2, 3
Skin test Soluble In-house 2, 4
Indirect haemagglutination, IHAT Soluble Not stated 5
Indirect haemagglutination, IHAT Soluble Behringwerke, Germany (Note, these company have merged into CSL Behring) http://www.cslbehring.com 5
Indirect haemagglutination, IHAT Soluble Not state 2
Indirect fluorescent antibody, IFAT Inactivated Not stated 2, 3, 5
Indirect fluorescent antibody, IFAT Inactivated Cappel Laboratories, Cochranville PA, USA 5
Indirect fluorescent antibody, IFAT Inactivated CSL Behring, Germany http://www.cslbehring.com 2, 3
Indirect fluorescent antibody, IFAT Whole formaldehyde- fixed tachyzoites National Institute of Health, Santa fé de Bogotá, Colombia http://www.ins.gov.co 2, 3, 4, 5
Modified Agglutination, MAT Formalin-treated whole tachyzoites Biomérieux, Craponne, France http://www.biomerieux.com 5
Immunosorbent Agglutination Assay test, ISAGA Whole tachyzoites-killed Biomérieux, Craponne, France http://www.biomerieux.com 2
Enzyme linked fluorescent assay, ELFA VIDAS® EBV IgG, IgM Soluble, Biomérieux, Craponne, France http://www.biomerieux.com 2, 3, 4
Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, ELISA    
1. Micro ELISA Soluble Not stated 2, 4
2. TOXO IgG Detect ELISA Kit Inactivated BioKit, Barcelona, Spain http://www.biokit.com 2, 4
3. Toxoplasma ELISA IgG, IgM Soluble Vircell S.L., Grenade, Spain http://www.vircell.com 2, 3, 4
4. Plateia TOXO IgG, IgM Whole tachyzoites Bio-Rad, Marnes-la-Coquette, France http://www.bio-rad.com 2, 3, 4
5. Human® Toxo-IgG Soluble Human Biochemica und Diagnostica mbH, Wiesbaden, Germany http://www.human.de/de 2
MEIA Microparticle Enzyme Immunoassay, AxSYM Toxo IgG, IgM Soluble Abbott Laboratories, Illinois, USA http://www.abbott.com 2, 3, 4