What is the Aldehyde test for Kala Azar?
In the Kala-azar (also known as black fever) endemic areas of India; Napier's aldehyde test has been used for a long time. That test relies on the jellification caused by the binding of the serum globulins to the formaldehyde. Serum globulin increases in a variety of infections, and thus this test is rather non-specific. The Kala-Azar is a slow-progressing indigenous disease caused by a protozoan parasite of the genus Leishmania.
When is the Aldehyde test for Kala-Azar recommended?
It is recommended:
When characterized by irregular bouts of fever, weight loss, enlargement of the spleen and liver, and anemia.
When there is a secondary bacterial infection, including pneumonia and tuberculosis.
Other symptoms include Septicemia, the disfigurement of the nose, lips, and palate (e.g., cancrum oris), uncontrolled bleeding, splenic rupture.
Late stages symptoms include edema, cachexia, and hyperpigmentation.
What does it measure?
The Aldehyde test for Kala-Azar is:
An important diagnostic tool for the field diagnosis of Kala-azar, especially after three months of febrile illness.
The most common serological tests used in the diagnosis of kala-azar are the DAT and the rk39 dipstick tests. These tests indicate the presence of antibodies against Leishmania, therefore confirming the parasites (antigens) are present in the body.
The rK39 rapid immunochromatographic test (ICT) is now being widely used in the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) using a serum.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 72 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Aldehyde test for Kala-Azar in Bangalore?
The cost of the Aldehyde test for Kala-Azar in Bangalore is Rs.320.
How often should I get tested for the Aldehyde test for the Kala-Azar test?
The Aldehyde test for Kala-Azar is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Aldehyde test for the Kala Azar test?
Positive / Negative
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Aldehyde test for the Kala Azar test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Aldehyde test for the Kala Azar test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Aldehyde test for the Kala Azar test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book an Aldehyde test for the Kala Azar test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
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