What is the Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM test?
The chikungunya virus is more commonly known as and is a single-stranded RNA arbovirus. The chikungunya antibody IgM test is done to diagnose patients with recent or past ChikV infections. Mostly, the virus is known to affect inhabitants of Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean islands. Interestingly, the name is derived from the ethnic tribe Makonde of southeast Africa. A person who is infected with ChikV has unbearable joint pain.
When is the Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM recommended?
It is recommended when there are:Symptoms such as high fever, headache, vomiting, severe pain, joint pain, and a maculopapular rash. The test is ordered a minimum of 5 days after the onset of the symptoms.
What does it measure?
The Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM test measures:The chikungunya IgM antibody test identifies the presence of anti-chikungunya antibodies, including IgM. IgM antibody levels peak three to five weeks after the beginning of sickness and last around two months.The chikungunya IgM test analyses the presence of IgM antibodies produced in response to chikungunya viral infection at the earliest.There is no effective antiviral therapy for chikungunya. The illness, on the other hand, has a short duration and seldom leads to significant consequences.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM test in Delhi?
The cost of the Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM test in Delhi is Rs. 600.
How often should I get tested for the Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM test?
The Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM test?
Positive / Negative
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM test in Delhi?
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 booked by you.
Why should I book a Chikungunya Virus Antibody IgM test with Orange Health Labs in Delhi?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR-approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!