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Filaria Detection

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Overview

Filaria detection by smear examination is a test used to diagnose filarial infections, a group of parasitic diseases caused by thread-like worms. During the test, a blood sample is collected, and the blood is then smeared onto a slide, stained, and examined under a microscope for the presence of these microfilariae. This test allows for early detection of filarial infections, enabling prompt treatment to prevent serious complications.

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Filaria Detection 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 Filaria Detection with a clear pricing structure.

The Filaria Detection Price in Mumbai is ₹ 1,260 .

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

This test looks for filarial parasites and specific antigens in your blood to diagnose infections caused by these parasites. Identifying filarial infections is crucial as they can lead to severe diseases if left untreated, helping in prompt medical intervention.

This test is primarily done to:

  • Diagnose filarial infections
  • Assess response to treatment
  • Monitor disease progression
  • Identify individuals at risk of developing complications from filariasis
  • Guide public health interventions to control the spread of filarial diseases

This test is typically recommended for individuals:

  • Living in or travelling to areas where filarial infections are common
  • Showing symptoms like fever, swelling in the limbs, or skin rashes
  • With a history of exposure to mosquitoes in filaria-endemic regions
  • Abnormal Results: Presence of filarial parasites or antigens may indicate active infection.
  • Possible Health Issues: Lymphatic filariasis, elephantiasis, or other complications related to filarial infections. Discuss results promptly with your healthcare provider.

During the test:

  • A blood sample will be taken to identify filarial parasites and antigens.
  • The process is quick and involves minimal discomfort.
  • Results are usually available after 6 hours.

Before the test:

  • No special preparation is typically needed.
  • Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking.
  • Be prepared for a blood draw during the appointment.

Consult your healthcare provider for specific requirements.

Other tests often ordered alongside the Filaria Profile include:

  • Microfilaria Detection: Identifies microfilariae in blood samples.
  • Immunochromatographic Test: Detects specific antigens related to filarial infections.
  • Complete Blood Count: Assesses overall blood health and immune response.

Filarial Antigen Detection Test or Filariasis Blood Test

Lymphatic filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by filarial worms transmitted through mosquito bites. This condition can lead to severe swelling, known as elephantiasis, affecting limbs, breasts, and genital organs. Early detection through tests like the Filaria Profile is crucial for timely treatment and prevention strategies.

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