Dengue IgG and IgM Test in Kolkata
Dengue IgG and IgM Antibody test help in diagnosis of Dengue Viral Infection in a patient.
Dengue sometimes may progress rapidly and can lead to serious complications in a few patients. It is important to get accurately diagnosed so the doctor can put you on correct management. Your doctor may order Dengue IgG, IgM or Molecular tests for you to diagnose Dengue Fever.
Your doctor may order this test for you if he suspects that you have Dengue. This may be common during monsoon and when there is an outbreak. Dengue is a mosquito borne disease and has flu like symptoms.
A dengue test may be ordered along with CBC for you if you have
- High fever
- Headaches and pain behind the eyes
- Rashes on the skin
- Muscle and joint pain, sometimes debilitating
- Swollen glands observed by the doctor
- Nausea, vomiting and lack of appetite.
- There are four different viral serotypes that causes dengue. Some people develop symptoms and for some others it is mild and may feel better very soon. For patients who do develop symptoms, with adequate rest and fluids, they start feeling better soon.
- Very rarely, Dengue fever can progress into Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Shock Syndrome. Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever is consistent with nose bleeds, vomiting blood, passing blood in the stool etc. This happens because the dengue virus attacks the blood vessels and this also may lead to fluid leakage around the lungs, worsening the condition for the patient.
Dengue Haemorrhagic fever may quickly escalate into Dengue Shock Syndrome with loss of blood and fluid from the system. Your doctor will hospitalise you to treat you for loss of fluids and keep you under observation.
Reference Values Of Dengue IgG and IgM Test
Your test report will indicate a positive or a negative interpretation.
Antibody testing - antibody tests may be reported as positive or negative or may be reported as an antibody titer with an interpretation of which type(s) of antibody (lgG or lgM) is present.
lgM Result lgG Result Possible Interpretation
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