What is a Widal test?
The Widal test helps to detect typhoid (enteric) fever and paratyphoid fever, collectively known as enteric (typhoid) fever. Enteric fever is caused by the consumption of food and water contaminated by Salmonella bacteria.
When is a Widal test recommended?
The Widal test is an essential test for diagnosing typhoid. Typhoid and paratyphoid fever occurs when you consume food or water, contaminated by the faeces of an acutely infected or convalescent person (recovering from disease) or a chronic, asymptomatic carrier. Typhoid (enteric) fever has a gradual onset. In the beginning, there is an increase in the feeling of fatigue along with a fever which increases with every passing day. Paratyphoid fever is similar but often less severe than typhoid (enteric) fever.
What does it measure?
The Widal test measures the titers of antibodies against the bacteria that cause enteric fever.The Widal test is an agglutination test to detect antibodies (agglutinins) in a blood sample against two antigens (O & H) of bacteria, Salmonella typhi enteric. The Widal antigens used for the tests are “H” and “O” antigens of Salmonella typhi and “H” antigens of S. Paratyphi.
How long will the reports take?
The reports are available over email or WhatsApp within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Widal test?
The cost of the Widal test in Mumbai is Rs. 200.
How often should I get tested for the Widal test?
If you have been diagnosed with typhoid or paratyphoid fever, your doctor may advise you to get this test done once every 2 weeks based on your clinical condition and symptoms.
What are the normal values for a Widal test?
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 Widal test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Widal test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Widal test in Mumbai?
Log onto 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 Widal 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 eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you.Your sample is transported safely to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab at the optimal temperature. The results will be delivered to you faster too!