Name: Dengue test kit
Usage: To detect Dengue virus
Manufacturer: Alere SD Bioline
Antibody (IgG and IgM) - 50 tests
Antigen (NS-1) - 50 tests
Combo (IgG/IgM and NS-1) - 50 tests
Model No.: DKT-020
Antigen (NS-1) test helps to detect the non-structural protein NS1 of the dengue virus. This test is recommended to the patient in the first seven days of the symptoms and not after that. Whereas the Antibody (IgG and IgM) test helps to diagnose a current or recent infection. Positive IgM and IgG results for dengue antibodies that are detected in an initial blood sample of the patient mean that it is likely that the person got the infection due to the dengue virus within a few recent weeks.
Who should go for this test?
When individuals suffer from signs and symptoms associated with dengue fever. The below-mentioned symptoms usually occur after seven to four days.
- Rash on the face
- Severe headache and/or pain behind the eyes
- Joint and muscle pain
- Sudden high fever (104°F or higher)
- Swollen glands
- Severe abdominal pain
- Vomiting that doesn't go away
- Bleeding gums
- Nose bleeds
- Easy bruising
- Low white blood cell counts
- Bleeding under the skin
- Difficulty breathing
- Cold, clammy skin
- Blood in urine and/or stools
After detecting acute infection, the antibody testing may be repeated by healthcare professionals within 4 days of onset of symptoms to determine the infection.
Q1. What is the Dengue test kit?
Ans. This test is indicated to identify the dengue NS1 antigen, IgM, and IgG antibodies. The patient is recommended to take the test in the first seven days of the symptoms and helps to diagnose a current or recent infection.
Q2. Who performs this procedure?
Ans. The procedure of the Dengue test is performed by a physician to manage the complications and risks associated with the test.
Q3. What is the clinical performance of the Dengue test?
Ans. The clinical performance of the Dengue test is Sensitivity: 92.4% (Dengue NS1 Ag), 94.2% (Dengue IgG/IgM), and Specificity: 98.4%(Dengue NS1 Ag), 96.4% (Dengue IgG/IgM).