Dengue NS1 Antigen Test in Kolkata
Dengue NS1 Antigen Test is a test used for Diagnosis of Dengue Fever
Dengue NS1 Antigen has an advantage over IgG and IgM tests as NS1 antigen is detectable 24 hours after infection. Thus use of NS1 antigen test along with other antibody test helps the doctor arrive and confirm a dengue diagnosis quickly.
Your doctor may order this test for you if he suspects that you may be suffering from Dengue.
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 NS1 Antigen Test
Your test report will indicate a positive or a negative interpretation.
• The presence of dengue NS1 antigen confirms infection
• The NS1 antigen is typically detectable within 24 hours of infection can is detectable up to a week or ten days
• NS1 antigen is also detectable in secondary dengue infection
The absence of dengue NS1 antigen confirms lack of infection.
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