The Dengue RNA PCR, Qual. is a type of blood test that helps in the diagnosis of dengue fever much earlier than the antibodies IgG and IgM, which appear 5-6 days after an infection.
What is Dengue RNA PCR, Qual.?
The Dengue RNA PCR, Qual. test detects the infection of the RNA flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito.
Why is Dengue RNA PCR, Qual. Suggested?
The Dengue RNA PCR, Qual. Test is suggested to a patient who is showing symptoms of a dengue attack. The symptoms include the following:
- Sudden high fever.
- Severe body pain.
- Vomiting and nausea.
- Increased tiredness.
How is Dengue RNA PCR, Qual. Performed?
The Dengue RNA PCR, Qual. is a painless procedure. The process of Dengue RNA PCR, Qual. involves
- The arm of the patient is cleaned with a germ-killing solution.
- 1 ml of blood is drawn.
- The sample is then sent to the lab for further testing.
- The patient will receive the test results after a period of time.
Patients can leave the hospital as soon as the procedure is over.
What Parameters Are Measured In Dengue RNA PCR, Qual.?
The parameters measured in the test are RNA levels.
Preparation before Dengue RNA PCR, Qual.
No special preparation is required for the test. Patients have to schedule the test beforehand. The patient should inform the doctor of their medical history and if they are on medication.
Post-care after Dengue RNA PCR, Qual.
The patient may resume their usual lifestyle right after the procedure unless the doctor advises otherwise.
Sample Types Required For Dengue RNA PCR, Qual.
A blood sample is required in this test.
Side-effects of Dengue RNA PCR, Qual.
Dengue RNA PCR, Qual. is a safe procedure. Some common risks associated with Dengue RNA PCR, Qual. are as follows:
- Fainting or feeling lightheaded.
- Risk of infection.
- Blood accumulating under the skin.
- Excessive bleeding.