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Overview

Dengue (break-bone fever) is a viral infection that spreads from mosquitoes to people. This disease is more common in tropical and subtropical climates. Most people who get dengue will be asymptomatic. Those who show symptoms complain most often of high fever, headache, body aches, nausea, and rash.

But did you know that early detection can dramatically improve outcomes? That's where a dengue profile test comes in. It's a critical tool in our fight against this potentially life-threatening condition.

The Dengue Profile test combines four elements: Dengue virus IgG and IgM antibodies, NS1 Antigen detection, and a platelet count. This comprehensive approach helps diagnose current or past dengue infections. IgG antibodies indicate a past infection, while IgM suggests a recent one. NS1 antigen detection aids in diagnosing early-stage infection.  The platelet count is crucial as dengue can cause a dangerous decrease. This profile is recommended for high fever or suspected dengue and can even assess post-dengue vaccination effectiveness.

Reasons for Undergoing the Dengue Profile Test

The Dengue Profile Test is undertaken when an individual exhibits symptoms associated with dengue fever. These might include high fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, joint and muscle pain, rash, or mild bleeding (such as a nosebleed or bleeding gums).

The test is crucial for several reasons:

  • Early detection: The test aids in diagnosing dengue fever at an early stage when treatment is most effective.
  • Monitoring progress: It assists healthcare providers in tracking the progression of the disease.
  • Management of complications: It allows doctors to detect any potential complications promptly.
  • Guiding treatment decisions: The results of this test can influence treatment options.

List of Parameters Considered During the Dengue Profile Test

There are four parameters considered during this blood-based diagnostic process:

  • Dengue IgG antibody: This antibody is typically produced in response to a past infection with the dengue virus. Elevated levels can suggest past infection.
  • Dengue IgM antibody: This antibody is produced during an active or recent infection. High levels are indicative of a current dengue infection.
  • Dengue NS1 antigen detection: This test identifies the presence of the NS1 antigen, a protein secreted by the dengue virus in the early stages of infection.
  • Platelet Count: Platelets are small blood cells that help in clotting. A low platelet count is a hallmark of dengue fever and thus, this parameter is crucial for diagnosis.

These four parameters collectively provide a comprehensive Dengue Profile helping healthcare providers diagnose the condition accurately.

Home Collection for Dengue Profile Test Near You

Given our fast-paced life, Metropolis Labs brings you the convenience of home collection for the Dengue Profile Test. A team of trained phlebotomists will visit your home to collect the sample, which is then processed in our advanced diagnostic labs. The test results are shared online via email or through the user-friendly Metropolis TruHealth app.

Dengue Profile Test Price in Different Cities

The dengue profile test price varies across cities, primarily due to location-specific operating costs. On average, this comprehensive test costs around ₹ 2,140 at Metropolis Labs. Remember that knowing your health status is priceless - early detection can potentially save lives and significantly reduce treatment costs in the long run.

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Dengue Profile-1 Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Dengue Profile-1 with a clear pricing structure.

The Dengue Profile-1 Price in Mumbai is ₹ 2,140 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

A dengue profile test is a comprehensive blood-based diagnostic process designed to detect and monitor dengue fever.

The average dengue profile test price in Metropolis Labs is Rs 2,140, although this may slightly vary depending on the city. Please reach out to your nearest Metropolis lab for accurate prices.

A Blood Profile for Dengue includes detection of Dengue IgG and IgM antibodies, Dengue NS1 Antigen, and Platelet Count.

Dengue Profile Test reports from Metropolis Labs are typically available after 8 hours of sample collection and can be conveniently accessed online via email or their user-friendly TruHealth app.

If you're showing symptoms of dengue such as high fever, severe headache or muscle and joint pains, your doctor may recommend this test. Additionally, if you live in or have visited an area with known dengue cases, it could be worth getting tested.

Fasting is not required for the dengue profile test. You can have this test done at any time of the day.

This test measures Dengue virus-specific antibodies (IgG, IgM), NS1 antigen, and platelet count. Dengue antibodies are vital for fighting infections, while the NS1 protein helps detect early infection. Platelet count is crucial for blood clotting and can drop during dengue fever.

  • Diagnose dengue fever accurately.
  • Distinguish between current and past infections.
  • Assess platelet levels, crucial in dengue.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of treatment.
  • Help avoid misdiagnosis with other diseases.

Doctors usually recommend this test for:

  • Suspected dengue cases with symptoms like fever, joint pain, rash.
  • Patients at risk in high-dengue areas.
  • Monitoring severe cases needing hospitalization.
  • Those needing confirmation after initial rapid tests.

Abnormal results in a Dengue Profile-1 can point towards a current or recent dengue infection.

  • NS1 Positive: This strongly suggests a current dengue infection, especially within the first week of symptoms.
  • IgM Positive: This indicates a recent dengue infection but could be present for a few weeks after the NS1 goes negative.
  • IgG Positive: This suggests a past dengue infection but doesn't confirm current status.
  • Low Platelet Count: This is a critical marker, as dengue can cause a dangerous drop in platelets.

Discuss any abnormal findings with your doctor promptly.

During this test you will give blood samples for different analyses. You can expect:

  • Collection of serum and EDTA whole blood.
  • A quick and relatively painless process.

Prepare for this test by:

  • Ensuring a fasting period of at least 8 hours.
  • Informing your doctor about medications taken.
  • Providing any relevant medical history as needed.
  • Following your doctor's advice closely for accurate results.

Other tests accompanying this may include:

  • Complete Blood Count: To assess general health status.
  • Liver Function Tests: Evaluates liver function affected by dengue.
  • Renal Function Tests: Monitors kidney health due to severe dengue complications.

Dengue Fever Test or Dengue Antibody Test

Dengue Fever is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes causing symptoms like high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, joint pain, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands, or rash. It can lead to severe complications like severe bleeding or organ damage if not managed promptly.

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