Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Antigen - Urine Test, Price, Normal Range | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad
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Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a bacterium responsible for various invasive diseases such as severe pneumonia, meningitis, and infections in other parts of the body. In rare cases, Hib can cause urinary tract infections. The Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Antigen - Urine test is a laboratory procedure used to identify the presence of Hib antigen in urine. This aids in the diagnosis and management of Hib infections.
The urine sample for this test is usually collected in a clean, sterile container, following the 'clean-catch' method to prevent contamination. Once collected, the sample is sent to the laboratory, where technicians will assess the urine for the presence of Hib antigen. This test is non-invasive and generally carries no risks or complications.
|Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Antigen - Urine
|No special preparation is needed before this test.
|Price in Hyderabad
What is the Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Antigen - Urine test?
The test identifies the presence of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) antigen in urine. The detection of this antigen suggests an infection with Hib bacteria.
Who needs to take this test?
The test may be recommended to individuals, especially children, presenting symptoms of a urinary tract infection such as burning or pain during urination, frequent urge to urinate, fever, abdominal pain, or cloudy or strong-smelling urine.
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How is the test performed?
The test requires a urine sample, typically collected using the 'clean-catch' method. In the laboratory, the sample is analyzed for the presence of Hib antigen.
Is there any special preparation needed for the test?
No special preparation is required before this test. However, you may be advised to avoid urinating for at least an hour before the test to ensure an adequate sample.
What do the test results mean?
A positive result indicates the presence of Hib antigen in the urine, suggesting a urinary tract infection due to Haemophilus influenzae type b. A negative result means no Hib antigen was detected, and it's unlikely that the person has a Hib urinary tract infection.
What factors can affect the test results?
Contamination of the urine sample with bacteria from the skin or genital area can lead to inaccurate results. Therefore, it is essential to follow the 'clean-catch' method when collecting the urine sample.
Which doctor should I consult if my test results are abnormal?
If your test results are abnormal, it is advisable to consult a urologist or an infectious disease specialist.
Can the test be done at home?
Although the urine sample can be collected at home, the analysis requires specialized laboratory equipment and should be done by trained technicians.
Early detection and treatment of Hib infections can prevent severe complications. If you or your child are experiencing symptoms indicative of a urinary tract infection, seek medical attention promptly. While this test can provide valuable information, the results should always be interpreted by a qualified healthcare professional considering the patient's overall health status and clinical symptoms. The test forms part of a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and managing infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b.
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