Which diagnostic procedures are performed during the evaluation of toxoplasmosis?

Updated: Mar 08, 2019
  • Author: Murat Hökelek, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The following diagnostic procedures may be performed for toxoplasmosis:

  • Lumbar puncture - After imaging to identify evidence of increased intracranial pressure

  • Brain biopsy

  • Lymph node biopsy

  • Amniocentesis - Perform amniocentesis at 20-24 weeks' gestation if congenital disease is suggested

  • Bronchoalveolar lavage


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