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Overview Brief

A large number of people in India, approximately 540 in 10000 people[1], are affected by the typhoid disease and for its proper management it has to be diagnosed by an easy-to-perform and definitive test which is Typhidot test. Here you’ll learn about Typhidot test, method of its performance, risks involved and more.

What is typhidot?

Typhidot is a simple, reliable and rapid test that is used to test a person for typhoid disease. A dot ELISA kit is used in typhidot which detects IgG and IgM antibodies which arise in blood to counter bacterial or viral infections. In 2-3 days, the typhidot test gets positive if the person has typhoid. Typhidot is a very simple test does not require expert training and is widely used in third-world countries.

Why is typhidot suggested?

Patient would be required to be Typhidot tested to confirm or rule out typhoid disease when,

  • The patient has high fever.
  • Headache, stomachache, and muscle-pain are present.
  • Bowel habits are changed with vomiting.

How is typhidot performed?

Typhidot test is quite simply performed and is also much preferred for the same.

  • Blood is taken using loop.
  • 35 μl of blood is added to sample well.
  • Buffer is added to square well on the strip.
  • 30 μl of serum is added to the oval well on strip.

Result of rapid typhidot can be read after 15-20 minutes.

What are the parameters measured in typhidot?

Typhidot detects antibodies against typhoid causing bacteria.

  • IgG indicate remote infection
  • IgM indicate recent infection

Preparation before performing typhidot

Although no special preparations are required before going for typhidot test, keep the following in mind.

  • Inform your doctor of underlying allergies.
  • Inform your doctor about any other health conditions.

Post-care after typhidot

No special post-care is required after typhidot test.

Sample types in typhidot

Following common samples are taken for typhidot test:

  • Blood sample
  • Serum sample

Side effects/risks of typhidot?

There are no side effects of typhidot test.

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