What is the Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) test?
The Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) and related infections (such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and Q fever) are caused by an unusual type of bacteria that can live only inside the cells of another organism.
When is Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) test recommended?
It is recommended in:Rickettsia is a bacteria transmitted by ticks, fleas, and lice that is the root of diseases in human beings.Rickettsia disease comprises a set of diseases caused by microorganisms like typhus, rickettsia pox, Boutonneuse fever, African tick bite fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Australian Tick Typhus,Symptoms include fever, severe headache, a characteristic rash, and the general feeling of illness (malaise).As the infection progresses, people typically experience confusion and severe weakness, often with a cough, difficulty breathing, and sometimes vomiting.
What does it measure?
The Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) test: It is a nonspecific agglutination test that utilises antigenic cross-reactivity between a rickettsia and certain non-motile Proteus serotypes for the detection of anti-rickettsia antibodies (so-called Weil-Felix antibodies) in a patient's serum.The Weil-Felix test is based on cross-reactions that occur between antibodies produced in acute rickettsial infections with antigens of OX (OX 19, OX 2, and OXK) strains of Proteus species.The rickettsia species include two antigenically defined groups that are closely related genetically but differ in their surface-exposed protein and lipopolysaccharide antigens.
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 Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) test in Mumbai?
The cost of the Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) test in Mumbai is Rs.1200.
How often should I get tested for the Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) test?
The Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) 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 a Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) test in Mumbai?
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 a Weil-Felix (rickettsial infections) test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
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 Mumbai. 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!