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Detection of Toxoplasmosis gondii Seropositivity in sheep in Yalova by Sabin Feldman Dye Test and Latex Agglutination Test
1 Veteriner Kontrol ve Araştırma Enstitüsü, Konya; Veteriner Kontrol ve Araştırma Enstitüsü, Pendik, İstanbul  
2 Veterinary Control and Research Institute, 34890, Pendik, İstanbul  
3 Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Kurumu, Ulusal Parazitoloji Referans Merkez Laboratuvarı, Ankara, Türkiye  
4 Refik Saydam Hıfzısıhha Merkez Başkanlığı, Ankara, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2005; 29: 10-12

Key Words: Toxoplasmosis, sheep, SFDT, LAT, Yalova
Abstract

Sera collected from 63 sheep older than one year of age in two regions of Yalova were tested for anti- Toxoplasma gondii antibodies using the Sabin-Feldman Dye Test (SFDT) and Latex Agglutination Test (LAT). Of the 63 samples tested, 42 (66.66%) and 41 (65.08 %) were determined to be seropositive by SFDT and by LAT, respectively. Of the positive sheep serum samples, 23 were positive at a dilution of 1/16; 13, at a dilution of 1/64; and 6, at a dilution of 1/256. SFDT was accepted as a reference test. The sensitivity and specificity of LAT were 78.57% and 61.90 %, respectively. The correlation between these two tests was determined to be 73.01%. 

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