Dengue disease, or famously known as dengue fever, is a recurring illness that mainly affects the population of tropical and subtropical climates. With over 120 countries falling under this climate, the data reveals that approximately 40,000 deaths annually occur due to the dengue virus, since it is one the most important mosquito-borne viral diseases in humans.
Spread by the several species of female mosquitos of the Aedes family, a vaccine to cure the dengue is already approved and available commercially in many countries. Read on to know more about dengue, its examination, and tests, etc.
Dengue Fever IgG Antibody Test – An Overview
What is the Dengue IgG Antibody Test?
There is a Dengue IgG antibody test that is used to diagnose a current or recent infection. IgG and IgM are the two types of antibodies that are produced in response to a dengue viral infection. Detecting these antibodies helps evaluate the situation of the disease and plan a treatment accordingly.
Why Dengue IgG Antibody Test is Done?
To diagnose the presence of the dengue virus, a dengue IgG antibody test is ordered. The doctor will advise this test when a person shows the signs and symptoms listed below:
- Developed fever after visiting a tropical or subtropical country
- Sudden high fever (>103°F)
- Nose or gum bleeding
- Severe joint, muscle pain
- Severe pain at the back of eyes and headache
After further evaluation of physical symptoms, your doctor may advise a molecular or antibody test for dengue such as an IgG antibody test.
It is worth noting that two weeks after an antibody test, a blood sample will again be drawn to examine if the count of antibodies is increasing.
What are the Parameters Measured in the Dengue IgG Test?
The major parameters for dengue viral are non-structural protein 1, IgG, and IgM antibodies. The antibodies can be detected after 5 days from the onset of symptoms. IgG levels can even be measured for many months or years after the infection.
It is through the combination of positive or negative results of IgG and IgM antibodies, along with other evaluation and medical history that your doctor interprets the current infection. For more, read the Interpretations of Dengue IgG Antibody test results below.
Any Prerequisites for Dengue IgG Antibody Test?
There are no such pre-requisites before giving your blood sample for the Dengue IgG antibody test. However, if your sample is going for other tests along with the antibody test, you may require fasting for 9-12 hours before giving the sample. Check this with your doctor or health professional beforehand.
How Dengue IgG Antibody Test is Performed?
Your blood sample is required to perform a Dengue NS1 test. The healthcare professional will use a thin needle and draw the blood from your veins in one of your arms near the elbow. Whether you choose a hospital, clinic, laboratory, or home collection service to give your blood sample, the process remains the same.
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THINGS TO KNOW AFTER GETTING TESTED
Interpretations of Dengue IgG Antibody Test Results
To interpret the dengue viral correctly, a dengue IgG test is done along with IgG. The negative and positive results of these antibodies give way to better interpretation. For instance, the negative results of both IgG and IgM indicate no dengue viral exposure but symptoms are due to another cause. It can also signify the level of antibodies is too less to count.
The table below shows testing results scenarios:
|Positive||Low or Negative||Infection in the past|
|3 times increase||Low or Negative||Recent Infection|
|Negative||Negative||Too soon to say or another cause of symptoms|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do I need to visit the clinic or laboratory to give the blood sample?
That is up to you. SpiceHealth provides home sample collection as well. In case it is convenient for you to come to our laboratory, you can book an appointment and there will be no waiting! Also, our health professionals are available to collect your sample from your home.
Can dengue fever be spread from person to person?
No. The dengue virus does not spread from human to human or any respiratory secretions or fluids. It spreads if a mosquito bites an infected person and then bites a healthy person.
Can I get reinfected with dengue if I have had dengue before?
There is a possibility of reinfection because out of four serotypes of the dengue virus, you may be infected from only one. As there is no protection from all serotypes but only to the one that you got infected with, you are exposed to all other serotypes.
Is Dengue 100% curable?
As dengue is a virus, there is no cure available to get immune to it completely. However, protecting yourself by limiting the exposure can help mitigate the chances of contracting the virus. Please always follow the local guidelines of dengue by health services available in your area.
Is SpiceHealth a certified laboratory for dengue and other tests?
Absolutely! SpiceHealth is a 100% certified diagnostic company that was launched by the promoters of SpiceJet. SpiceHealth’s mission is to revolutionise healthcare in India as the company visions a country where affordable and accessible healthcare is a human right.
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Instructions to Book an Appointment
The details about this test mentioned on our website are for reference purpose only. It is recommended to contact a doctor for interpreting and understanding the test reports. Booking a Dengue IgG test has never been this easy! All you need to do is, visit our website www.spicehealth.com and book your dengue antibody test online. Just enter your mobile number or mail, generate an OTP, add your details and schedule your appointment. No documents are needed at the time of booking; a few basic details are all we want. Also, we offer contactless doorstep collection services as well.
You can also book the appointment for your test by dialing our customer care number i.e. +91-124-4967000.
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