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How is toxoplasmosis diagnosed?

Toxoplasmosis is usually diagnosed through a blood test in which a doctor looks for certain antibodies your body has produced to fight against the infection. If your body has those antibodies you can either be immune to the infection or still at risk for side effects and complications. If the infection has become more serious and spread to the brain, the doctor may perform a CT scan or an MRI. When a pregnant woman is infected, a doctor will perform an amniocentesis or an ultrasound to determine whether the baby also has the infection.

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