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Dengue IgG Antibody - ELISA

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness caused by the dengue virus. The infection manifests with symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, joint and muscle aches, rash, and mild bleeding. The Dengue IgG Antibody - ELISA test detects the presence of IgG antibodies, which are produced by the immune system in response to a dengue infection. These antibodies generally appear later during the infection and remain in the bloodstream for a long time. The ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) technique is utilized for this test, known for its high sensitivity and specificity in detecting antibodies.

  • Test Name Dengue IgG Antibody - ELISA
  • Sample Type Blood
  • Preparations Required No specific preparation is required for this test.
  • Report Time 6 hours

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Frequently Asked Questions

This test is crucial for determining whether an individual has had a dengue infection in the past. It is especially important for recognizing secondary dengue infections, which can sometimes be more severe than primary infections.

A healthcare professional will draw blood from a vein, usually in your arm. This sample is then sent to a laboratory where the ELISA technique is employed to detect the presence of IgG antibodies against the dengue virus.

A positive result for Dengue IgG antibodies indicates a past infection with the dengue virus. A negative result suggests that the person has likely never been infected.

Yes, when used alongside IgM antibody testing. Elevated levels of IgG antibodies typically indicate a secondary infection.

IgM antibodies are produced early in the infection and indicate recent exposure to the dengue virus. IgG antibodies appear later and suggest past exposure or secondary infection.

Prevent mosquito bites by using insect repellents, wearing long sleeves and pants, and ensuring your living area is free of mosquitoes by installing screens on windows and doors.

There is no specific antiviral treatment for dengue fever. Management involves relieving symptoms through rest, hydration, and the use of pain relievers like acetaminophen. Avoid aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as they can increase the risk of bleeding.

The risks are minimal and associated with the blood draw, including slight pain or bruising at the needle site.

Yes, dengue infection can be asymptomatic, especially in cases of primary infection. Some individuals might have very mild symptoms which are often mistaken for the flu or another viral infection.

The ELISA method is highly sensitive and specific, making it reliable for detecting IgG antibodies against the dengue virus.

If you test positive for Dengue IgG antibodies, it is essential to consult a healthcare provider for further evaluation and management.

Yes, there are four different dengue virus serotypes. Infection with one serotype provides immunity to that particular serotype, but not to the others.

Yes, the test can be a part of travel-related health assessments, especially if traveling to or from regions where dengue fever is endemic.

Yes, secondary dengue infections can be more severe. It’s essential to take preventive measures and seek medical advice if you believe you have been re-infected.

There is a vaccine for dengue, but its efficacy varies. It’s typically recommended for individuals who have had a prior dengue infection. Consult a healthcare provider for advice on dengue vaccination.

Understanding the past or recent exposure to dengue virus is crucial for effective management and prevention of severe cases. The Dengue IgG Antibody - ELISA test is a valuable diagnostic tool for detecting previous infections. Consulting a healthcare provider for interpretation of results and further guidance is advisable.

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