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A Filaria Antibody blood test helps in detection of filarial infection.

What is Filaria Antibody test?

Filaria Antibody test helps in detection of filariasis. Filariasis is also known as elephantiasis.

Why is Filaria Antibody test suggested?

 Filaria Antibody test is done when the patient experiences the following symptoms,

  • Inguinal or axillary lymphadenopathy.
  • Genital swelling.
  • Skin exfoliation.
  • Fever

How is Filaria Antibody test performed?

Filaria Antibody is a very simple blood test. Below is the procedure,

  • The blood samples are collected.
  • The sample is sent to the lab.

What are the parameters measured in Filaria Antibody test?

The Filaria Antibody test is done via immunochromatographic method to detect the filarial antibodies which are present due to filarial infection.

Preparation before Filaria Antibody test.

No particular preparation needed before Filaria Antibody test,

  • Discuss the medical history with the doctor.
  • Also, find out if someone in the family was ever diagnosed with filariasis.

Post-care after Filaria Antibody test.

Filaria Antibody test does not require any special post care,

  • The patient can go home after the sample collection.
  • Follow up with the doctor regularly.

Sample types of Filaria Antibody test:

Filaria Antibody requires only one sample,

  • Intravenous blood sample.

Side effects of Filaria Antibody test?

Filaria Antibody test has no side effects. But patient may experience,

  • Pain while drawing the blood for sample collection.
  • Anxiety before and during the sample collection.

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