Dengue Test in India
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What is a Dengue test?
Dengue Fever is a viral infection that is spread via a mosquito bite. The Aedes mosquito is the common carrier of this virus and passes this infection from one person to the next. If a person notices symptoms of Dengue, it is recommended to get a Dengue fever test because Dengue can put the person’s life at risk.
Some common symptoms of Dengue are high grade viral fever, vomiting, severe joint pain, skin rashes, fatigue, low blood pressure and bleeding. Since the symptoms are similar to a common viral infection, Dengue may be often overlooked. But if left untreated, it can lead to failure in the circulatory system and liver dysfunction.
Hence, it is advisable to opt for a Dengue fever test immediately and consult your doctor for effective treatment.
Another condition called Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a severe form of Dengue viral fever. This condition is often life-threatening. The main symptoms of this condition are excessive bleeding in the gums, severe abdominal pain, breathing difficulties, and blood in the urine. Clinically they will have very low blood platelet levels.In that case, it is essential to get the diagnostic test for the Dengue viral fever performed immediately to start appropriate medications.
What does the Dengue test include?
More than 25 tests are included in the Dengue test package. It assesses the risk associated with Dengue and measures platelets, RBC count. Dengue test measures the level of IgM and antigen in your body.
The Dengue fever test involves Dengue screening, a series of blood tests to check for viral antibodies, confirm the presence of Dengue, and check the platelet counts. In case of more severe symptoms of the Dengue viral fever, it is recommended to consult a doctor to understand the next steps.
The complete Dengue profile is done with the following tests:
- Dengue antibody IgM
- Dengue antigen
Blood composition helps understand if the body is fighting any infections/diseases. The values can be directly associated with your symptoms. Following tests measure the blood composition:
- Hemoglobin (Hb)
- Mean platelet volume
- Immature granulocyte
- Absolute – lymphocyte count
- Nucleated RBC%
- Mean corpuscular hemoglobin
- Total RBC
- RDW SD
- RDW CV
- Packed cell volume (PCV) or Hematocrit (Hct)
- Platelet count
- Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
- Platelet count (Automated / verified on smear)
- Absolute – Eosinophil count
- Absolute – Monocyte count
- Absolute – Neutrophil count
Benefits of Dengue test
Dengue fever tests are recommended for patients with visible symptoms of Dengue or who have had prolonged exposure to fever. Sometimes, people are advised to undergo a diagnostic test if the Dengue-like effects and viral fever are high and recurrent. Dengue tests can detect the onset of Dengue and save you from complex conditions. An extreme condition of Dengue, if untreated, can lead to liver dysfunction and failure of the circulatory system.
The general Dengue fever tests include general blood count tests and Dengue screening for antibodies. At MFine, you can also opt for a Dengue home test wherein the clinicians from Healthians or Medall Healthcare will come home to collect the blood sample. After a complete analysis of the Dengue home test, your reports will be available online after 48 hours.
How much does a Dengue test cost?
The cost of a Dengue test may vary based on the location, preferred lab partner, time of the day. MFine charges are affordable for Dengue tests at around Rs.1285. You can avail up to 60% special discount offer on MFine. Thus, the costs are around Rs.809- 899.
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1284 (Offer price – 809)
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How long does it take to complete the Dengue test?
You can expect to receive the results for the Dengue test within 24 to 48 hours after the samples are collected. However, in some instances, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What is the procedure for the Dengue test?
A lab specialist will come to collect your blood and urine sample at a preferred time slot. Please make sure to follow the instructions of your lab partner for performing this Dengue test. After collecting the samples, the specialist will send them to the lab partner. The lab partner will analyze the samples based on the tests listed in the package. You will then receive the full report within 48 hours of sample collection on the MFine web and app platform.
What preparation is required for the Dengue test?
No special preparation is needed for the Dengue test. Fasting is also not recommended for the test. You can give the sample and rest till you get the results.
Why book a Dengue test through MFine?
- If you’re suffering from a sudden high fever that’s coming once every 24 hours
- If rashes accompany your fever
- If you have been diagnosed with Dengue to track your risk
- If you’re feeling nauseous often and also vomiting
If you are suffering from the symptoms of Dengue, like a high fever for a long time or a recurrent fever once every 24 hours, then your doctor will suggest a Dengue fever test which will involve Dengue screening. You will also have to get checked for rashes or joint pain accompanied by prolonged fevers. If your residential area is endemic for Dengue and you experience these fever symptoms with joint pain or inflammation, a Dengue screening is a must for prompt diagnosis and management.
After receiving your reports, immediately check for the Dengue effect on your body with the general doctors for medicines and further treatments. Reach out to MFine to book a Dengue home test and ensure that you do not risk carrying the infection for a long time without your knowledge.
If you are looking for a Dengue home test or general Dengue fever test, we at MFine offer the best diagnostic and free general doctor consultations for effective treatments and permanent cures.
You can also avail of a complete health check-up package or choose a package depending on your health condition.
How to book a Dengue test?
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Frequently asked questions on Dengue test
Are MFine's lab partners NABL accredited?
All our lab partners are NABL (National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration of Laboratories)-accredited labs. Thyrocare, Prima Diagnostics, Neuberg, Healthians, to name a few, are our top lab partners. Most of our lab partners have state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities for diagnostic tests.
Can I avail at-home sample collection for the Dengue test on weekends?
Yes, we provide sample collections on all days of the week. The timings can vary based on the test and the availability of lab partners.
Is fasting required for the Dengue test?
No. Fasting is not required for taking the Dengue test.
What samples are collected for the Dengue test?
A blood sample is collected for testing Dengue fever. An acute-phase sample collection involves serum collection between 0-5 days of the symptom. If a test is negative and symptoms do not resolve your doctor may ask for retest
When will I receive my test results for the Dengue test?
You will receive your test results within 48 hours of sample collection. You can download your reports on the MFine web and app platforms.
Will I get the result interpretation for my test results?
You will have a free doctor consultation along with your test results for the Dengue test. Our senior doctor will help you understand your results accurately and advise medications and lifestyle changes wherever required.
Can the Dengue test detect cancer?
While a few of the tests included in the package may indicate the chances of cancerous growth, it is not definitive. It is always advisable to follow up with a doctor and undergo further testing.
Dengue test vs. Complete blood count test - which is better?
When you have tiredness, weakness but don’t know which test to take, you can go for a Complete blood count test. This test includes all the tests to check the level of blood composition. If the condition is accompanied by mild fever, symptoms of bleeding, fall in blood pressure, then it is better to go for the Dengue test since IgM antibody levels will be measured to detect if it is due to a virus.
Can the Dengue test detect COVID?
No. The Dengue test cannot detect the COVID. But both conditions are fever, body pain, and tiredness. Dengue tests can confirm only Dengue fever. COVID has to be confirmed using RT-PCR or a CT scan.
What is the treatment for Dengue fever?
Treatment of dengue fever is symptomatic. The doctor may prescribe you to take acetaminophen (paracetamol) to treat pain and fever. You should avoid taking aspirin, other salicylates, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. You may require intravenous volume replacement when Dengue hemorrhagic fever or Dengue shock syndrome.
What is the WBC count in Dengue fever?
When you have Dengue fever, the following condition will occur, and the following levels generally characterize it:
Leucopenia (White Blood Cells (WBC) < 5000 cells/mm3),
Thrombocytopenia (< 150,000 cells/mm3),
Rising hematocrit (5–10%) should not be any evidence of plasma leakage.
The presence of IgM in Dengue fever means you have got Dengue fever very recently. The IgM antibody test will be positive even for the Chikungunya test. Thus, confirmation has to be done by antigen-specific test. If IgG is positive and IgM is negative or low, that means you had Dengue sometime in the past.
What do positive IgG and IgM mean in Dengue?
The accuracy of the NS1 antigen rapid test is considered high, with a sensitivity of 55%-82% and specificity of 97%-100%. Since the NS1 quick test aims to detect Dengue NS1 antigen, it should be performed within five days of the onset of fever.
Is the Dengue test accurate?
To increase the platelet count naturally, consume green leafy vegetables, vegetable juice, coconut water, pomegranate, pumpkin, papaya leaf juice, milk, raisins, herbal tea, neem leaf juice, and wheatgrass. Since the treatment for dengue fever is symptomatic your doctor may give medication to relieve body pain and fever. The most recommended medication is acetaminophen.