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Overview

The Dengue Antibody IgM is a type of blood test that is performed on patients who are suffering from high fever. It helps in the diagnosis of dengue fever.

What is Dengue Antibody IgM?

Dengue Antibody IgM  is a type of blood test that is performed on patients for the diagnosis of dengue fever when the timing of the infection is uncertain and the patient shows overlapping symptoms of other arthropod-borne diseases, particularly if the patient is experiencing symptoms after traveling to a tropical or subtropical destination in which dengue fever is endemic or an outbreak has recently occurred.

What Parameters Are Measured In Dengue Antigen, IgM

The parameter that is measured in the test is the level of Antibody IgM.

How is Dengue Antibody IgM Performed?

The Dengue Antibody IgM is a painless procedure that only requires a few seconds. The process of Dengue Antibody IgM involves the following steps:

  • The arm of the patient is cleaned with a germ-killing solution.
  • 5ml blood is drawn using a sharp syringe.
  • The blood sample is then sent to the lab for further testing.
  • The patient will receive test results after a period of time.

Patients can leave the hospital as soon as the test is over.

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Preparation before Dengue Antibody IgM

No special preparation is required for the test. Patients have to schedule the test beforehand. Medical history and current medication should be mentioned to the doctor.

Sample Types Required For Dengue Antigen IgM

A blood sample is required for this test.

Sample Types Required For Dengue Antigen IgM

A blood sample is required for this test.

Side-effects of Dengue Antibody IgM

Dengue Antibody IgM is a safe procedure. Some common risks include

  • Fainting or feeling lightheaded.
  • Risk of infection (where the skin is broken).
  •    Blood accumulating under the skin.
  •    Excessive bleeding.

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