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Febrile Agglutination Test

Febrile Agglutination Test is a combination of three different tests: Widal, Weil-Felix, and Brucella Agglutination Test. These tests are used to diagnose infections that cause fever. Widal test is used to detect the presence of Salmonella bacteria, which causes Typhoid fever. Weil-Felix test is used to diagnose infections caused by certain Rickettsia species, and the Brucella Agglutination Test is used to diagnose brucellosis, an infection caused by the bacteria of the genus Brucella.


  • Profile Name: Febrile Agglutination Test
  • Sample Type: Blood
  • Preparations Required: No special preparation is needed for this test.
  • Report Time: 2 days

These tests are agglutination assays, which means they detect the presence of specific antibodies in the blood that agglutinate (or clump together) when they encounter the bacterial antigens for which they are specific.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This test is important because it helps in the diagnosis of infections such as Typhoid, certain Rickettsial infections, and Brucellosis, which present with fever as a common symptom. Early diagnosis is essential for timely treatment and management of these infections.

The Widal test is an agglutination test used to diagnose typhoid fever. It detects the presence of specific antibodies against Salmonella bacteria in the blood.

The Weil-Felix test is an agglutination test used to diagnose infections caused by certain Rickettsia species, such as Rickettsia typhi, which cause typhus fever.

The Brucella Agglutination Test detects antibodies against Brucella bacteria, which cause brucellosis, a bacterial infection that affects various organs and systems in the body.

A blood sample is taken from the patient. In the laboratory, the serum is extracted and mixed with bacterial antigens. If agglutination (clumping) is observed, it indicates the presence of antibodies against the bacteria being tested for.

Symptoms of Typhoid include high fever, fatigue, weakness, stomach pain, headache, loss of appetite, and sometimes a rash.

Symptoms may include fever, headache, muscle pain, and rash. Some Rickettsial infections can be severe or fatal if not treated promptly.

Symptoms of Brucellosis include fever, sweating, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, and weight loss.

Typhoid, Rickettsial infections, and Brucellosis are bacterial infections, and antibiotics are usually prescribed for their treatment.

Yes, practicing good hygiene, avoiding consuming contaminated food and water, and in some cases, getting vaccinated can prevent these infections.

The test involves drawing blood, so there is minimal risk associated with blood drawing, such as slight pain or bruising at the site where the needle was inserted.

A positive result indicates the presence of antibodies against the bacteria being tested for, suggesting an infection. A negative result means that the antibodies were not detected.

Yes, this test can be taken during pregnancy. It is important to diagnose and treat infections early during pregnancy to avoid complications.

Recent antibiotic use, vaccinations, or having a different infection that cross-reacts with the test antigens may affect the results.

If the test results are positive or abnormal, consult a general physician or infectious disease specialist.

Febrile Agglutination Test is a valuable diagnostic tool that assists in the identification of infections such as Typhoid, Rickettsial infections, and Brucellosis. These infections present with fever and can have serious health implications if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Understanding the importance of this test, the conditions it diagnoses, and the need for timely intervention can contribute to better health outcomes. If you have been experiencing symptoms such as high fever, fatigue, muscle pain, or other flu-like symptoms, it is advisable to consult your doctor who may recommend the Febrile Agglutination Test among others.

Febrile Agglutination Test (Widal + Weil- Felix + Brucella Agglutination Test.)
₹ 1300
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