Technical Data
Toxoplasma gondii (Level 1)
Molecular Biology Storage: -70CShipping: Dry Ice
Toxoplasma is a crescent shaped sporozoan that lives as intracellular parasite in various tissues of vertebrates and completes its life cycle in a single host. It is transmitted via raw/undercooked meat, contaminated soil, or by direct contact. Infection due to Toxoplasma gondii usually occurs in pregnant women where a variable degree of immunosuppression may exist or in patients receiving immunosuppressive drug therapy following organ transplant. Traditionally, Toxoplasma infects tissue of the GI tract where an active infection is accompanied by fever and enlargement of the spleen. Symptoms of toxoplasmosis are generally mild but severe infection of lymph nodes may occur. Congenital toxoplasmosis, in which the maternal infection is transmitted during pregnancy, can produce blindness or mental retardation in the newborn.

Concentrated antigen preparation. Keep frozen.

Inactivated material, however handle material as if it were infectious.
Source: RH Strain [Swiss mice]
Purity: Whole tachyzoites
Concentration: ~1x10e9 tachyzoites/ml
Form: Supplied as a liquid in PBS. Free of sodium azide.

Important Note: This product is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.