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Activity Services

Field of activity

The Department provides serological and molecular diagnosis of some parasitic infections, including toxoplasmosis, pneumocystosis, toxocariasis, echinococcosis, cysticercosis and trichinellosis. Furthermore, it is acting as a reference centre for malaria and infections with intestinal parasites.

Contact
Dr n. med. Natalia Wnukowska
Dr n. biol. Aleksander Masny
Dr n. biol. Rusłan Salamatin

Service description

Serological diagnosis of toxoplamosis Immunofluorescent antibody test and immunoenzymatic assays for serum IgG, IgM and IgA antibodies; determination of specific IgG avidity; Western-blot examination for congenital infections; detection of circulating Toxoplasma antigen; an examination is initiated by written order and accomplished within 10 working days.
Molecular diagnosis of toxoplasmosis PCR (polymerase chain reaction) examination of samples of biological fluids; an examination is initiated by written order and accomplished within 10 working days.
Mouse inoculation test for Toxoplasma infection Examination of a biological sample supplied with a written order;it is accomplished within 4-6 weeks.
Serological diagnosis of pneumocystosis Examination of a serum sample for the presence of specific IgG and IgM antibodies with an indirect immunofluorescence test; examination of a broncho-alveolar fluid sample for the presence of Pneumocystis using monoclonal antibodies; an examination is initiated by written order and accomplished within 10 working days.
Molecular diagnosis of pneumocystosis Examination of a broncho-alveolar fluid sample using polymerase chain reaction; an examination is initiated by written order and accomplished within 10 working days.
Serological diagnosis of toxocariasis Immunoenzymatic examination for the presence of specific IgG antibodies in serum samples collected from persons suspected of systemic or ocular toxocariasis; an examination is initiated by written order and accomplishe within 10 working days.
Serological diagnosis of echinococcosis Examination of serum samples for cystic and alveolar echinococcosis with immunoenzymatic tests, screening and confirmatory, including ELISA Em2+ and Western-blot. an examination is initiated by written order and accomplished within 10 working days.
Serological diagnosis of cysticercosis Examination of serum samples with a screening immunoenzymatic test and confirmatory Western-blot method; an examination is initiated by written order and accomplished within 10 working days.
Serological diagnosis of trichinellosis Examination of serum samples with an immunoenzymatic test for the presence of specific IgG antibodies; an examination is initiated by written order and accomplished within 10 working days.
Microscopical examination of samples for the presence of parasites Microscopical examination of fresh samples collected from patients suspected of a parasitic infection (cystic fluid, exudates, excreta); an examination is initiated by written order and accomplished within few hours from reception

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