Reagents, Molecular Assay, Infection, Parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, DNA
Definition : Molecular assay reagents intended to identify Toxoplasma gondii, a species of obligate intracellular coccidian protozoa parasite, by detecting specific genetic information of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of the target parasite. These parasites may cause toxoplasmosis, a mild and self-limited infection, but extensive damage (e.g., to the brain, eyes, cardiac muscle) may occur, mostly in immunocompromised patients or through transplacental transmission to a fetus. The parasites are usually transmitted via feces of cats or through tissue cysts in infected meat.
Entry Terms : "Toxoplasma gondii Reagents, Identification" , "Toxoplasmosis Diagnostic Reagents" , "Toxoplasma Species Reagents, Identification" , "Toxoplasma Species Detection/Identification Reagents" , "Toxoplasma gondii Detection/Identification Reagents"
UMDC code : 22145