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Overview Brief

Microfilaria detection helps in the diagnosis of filariasis disease (a parasitic disease)

What is microfilaria detection ratio test?

Filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by worms of the Filarioidea type. Microfilaria detection helps in the diagnosis of filariasis disease.

Microfilaria detection test also helps in the detection of other diseases caused by microflilariae worm.

Blood sample for microfilaria detection test will be conducted at night because the microfilariae are active during night time.

Why is microfilaria detection test suggested?

Your healthcare provider might suggest you microfilaria detection test if you have the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Skin exfoliation
  • Testicular pain
  • Swelling of legs or genitals
  • Inguinal pain

How is microfilaria detection test performed?

The blood sample will be collected between 12 midnight to 2 am.

What are the parameters measured in microfilaria detection test?

Microfilaria detection test examines the presence of these worms by microscopic examination of the blood smear. These can also be detected by microscopic examination of the skin snips.

Preparation before performing microfilaria detection test

Keep the following things in mind for microfilaria detection test:

  • Wear a half-sleeved shirt.
  • Do not wear a sweater
  • Inform your healthcare provider if you are taking any medications or have any other allergies.

Post-care after microfilaria detection test

You should ask your doctor if you experience any of the side-effects after the test.

Sample types in microfilaria detection test

A blood sample will be collected from a finger prick or earlobe for detection of microfilaria.

Diseases caused by microfilaria are very harmful. It’s best to seek medical attention if you notice any of the symptoms. You can book an appointment with our doctors on mfine for consultation.

Side effects/risks of microfilaria detection test

Following are the risks/side-effects of the microfilaria detection test:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in joints or muscles

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