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    What is a Typhidot Test?

    Typhoid fever is a common infection caused by the Salmonella typhi bacterium. The Typhidot test is a diagnostic blood test that helps in identifying typhoid fever. It detects the presence of IgG and IgM antibodies produced by the immune system in response to the bacterium. Commonly known as the Typhidot rapid IgG/IgM test, this test involves taking a small blood sample and placing it on an antigen-coated strip that interacts with these antibodies. The test results show whether the antibodies are present, helping in the diagnosis of typhoid fever. The test is valued for its simplicity, quick results, and reliability in diagnosing typhoid infections.

    For those seeking to confirm the diagnosis of typhoid fever in Gurgaon, the Typhidot IgM test or Typhidot rapid IgG/IgM can be performed at Orange Health Labs in Gurgaon.

    Typhidot Test Parameters

    The Typhidot test assesses two main parameters, the levels of antibodies IgG and IgM that are crucial for diagnosing and monitoring typhoid fever infection.

    IgG Antibodies

    This parameter is assessed to detect a past or chronic typhoid infection. IgG antibodies are produced after an initial immune response and can last up to two years in the bloodstream. The test parameter reveals either a recent or past episode of typhoid fever and provides valuable insights into the immune history regarding the disease. Tracking IgG antibody levels helps assess the disease progression and development of immunity against the bacterium.

    IgM Antibodies

    IgM antibodies are detected against the S. typhi bacteria during an early stage of infection. Measuring this parameter allows us to detect the acute stage of typhoid fever infection. The IgM antibodies typically emerge as part of the initial immune response to the bacterial attack, serving as indicators of recent exposure to the bacteria. Doctors utilise this parameter to detect active infections early so that appropriate treatment can be started quickly, and worsening of the infection can be prevented.

    Typhidot Test Preparation

    Consider the following pre-requisites before undergoing the Typhidot blood test in Gurgaon:

    Prerequisites

    No need to fast before the Typhidot test. If there are any additional guidelines from your doctor, consider them before getting tested.

    Best Time to Get Tested

    For accurate results, you will need to get tested 2-3 days after symptoms of typhoid fever appear. Initial symptoms include persistent high fever, chills, constipation, fatigue, body aches, cough, and headache. Later, these may develop into abdominal discomfort, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhoea, and rash.

    Who Should Do the Test?

    The test is usually recommended for those with symptoms of typhoid fever.

    Cautions to Take Before the Test

    There are no major precautions required before the test.

    To carry out the Typhidot IgM/IgG test at home, search online for "typhoid test near me" and book the typhoid test at home

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    Why Take a Typhidot Test?

    The Typhidot IgM test is critical for detecting typhoid fever early and enabling timely treatment to prevent serious complications. It’s an easy, reliable, and affordable test that detects infection within 2-3 days and is essential in typhoid-endemic regions and during outbreaks. The test provides quick and accurate results, supporting effective disease control and enhancing public health strategies.

    Typhidot Test Results & Interpretation

    A positive result on the Typhidot test implies exposure to the typhoid bacteria, indicating a potential current or recent infection. A negative result means no antibodies against typhoid were detected. Yet, this does not conclusively exclude typhoid infection, as the antibody levels might be insufficient, or the test might have been conducted before antibody development. If symptoms of typhoid fever continue, your doctor might recommend re-testing or additional testing, such as a blood culture, to check for the presence of typhoid bacteria directly in your blood.

    FAQs on Typhidot Test in Gurgaon

    You can get a Typhidot test in Gurgaon for ₹ 400 at Orange Health Labs, which includes free sample collection from home.

    The typhoid antibody test identifies IgM and IgG antibodies in the blood to diagnose typhoid fever early and accurately, allowing for timely treatment.

    Fasting is unnecessary before undergoing the Typhidot test.

    You can easily book a Typhidot test at home in Gurgaon through Orange Health Labs. The blood sample will be collected from your home within 60 minutes of booking or at your scheduled time.

    To book a Typhidot test in Gurgaon with Orange Health Labs, check the steps given below:

    • Search and choose the Typhidot test on the Orange Health Labs website.

    • Enter your address, select the test, check prerequisites, and book by choosing a time for sample collection.

    • Sample collection will be done by our eMedic at your scheduled time and you will receive the results within 6 hours of sample collection via email, WhatsApp, and also the Orange Health Labs app.

    The Typhidot test results are read as positive or negative. A positive result indicates the presence of typhoid, and a negative result means no recent infection or insufficient antibodies.

    You will receive Typhidot test results within 6 hours of sample collection.

    Your doctor will decide how often you should take the Typhidot test based on your symptoms, history, and risk of exposure.

    In the Typhidot test, IgM and IgG antibodies are measured to help detect typhoid fever early, allowing for prompt medical intervention.

    Typhoid fever manifests with symptoms like persistent high fever, extreme tiredness, headaches, cough, constipation, general aches, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, a rash, and diarrhoea.

    Typhoid fever spreads through the consumption of contaminated food or water, poor hygiene practices like unwashed hands after using the toilet, and oral or anal sex with an infected person.

    Typhidot test is available but not limited to DLF Phase 1, DLF Phase 2, DLF Phase 3, DLF Phase 4, DLF Phase 5, Sector 14, Sector 15, Sector 21, Sector 22, Sector 23, Sector 24, Sector 29, Sector 31, Sector 40, Sector 42, Sector 43, Sector 45, Sector 46, Sector 50, Sector 51, Sector 52, Sector 53, Sector 54, Sector 55, Sector 56.

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