Fever Syndromic Panel (Multiplex PCR) Test

Fever Syndromic Panel (Multiplex PCR) Test

Molecular Pathology-Infectious

Test Schedule:

Daily

Report Collection:

Same Day
INR 4,500
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Test Overview

Test Components

Testing for common organisms causing fever such as Dengue, Chickungunya, typhoid, malaria, leptospirosis, rickettsia and west Nile fever

Fever Panel Test

The fever panel test is a group of tests that can help to detect the causes of fever. It consists of

  • Widal test or Typhoid Test
  • Peripheral smear for malarial parasite or Malaria Test
  • Dengue NS1 antigen or Dengue Test, Dengue IgM ,Dengue Ig

When is a Fever Panel Test prescribed?

A doctor may prescribe this test

  • To detect the exact cause of the fever
  • Whenever a patient suffers from fever for a long duration and the underlying cause of the fever cannot be determined.
  • For patients having one or more than one of these symptoms -fever with chills and rigors, fatigue, headache, abdominal pain, constipation, weight loss and rash spots
  • To detect the virus or parasite causing the fever.

What are the components of Fever Panel Test?

  • Widal test is done to detect typhoid fever. This test is for both qualitative and quantitative diagnostic analysis and is commonly known as the typhoid test report. The Widal test measures serum agglutinating antibody levels against the somatic O (LPS) and flagellar H antigens of S. Typhi bacteria. Sometimes the test may give false results.
  • Malaria is caused by bite of anopheles mosquito. Malaria Test is used to detect parasite causing malaria in the blood.
  • Dengue Test is done to detect dengue virus NS1 and it helps in the diagnosis of Acute Dengue infection.

Procedure and prerequisites

No fasting required. No other special preparations required.

Reference range

Typhoid Test

  • Widal test range more than or equal to 1:160 titre for antigen O and antigen H, indicates typhoid infection.
  • For the diagnosis of typhoid test, 1:20, 1:40, 1:80, 1:160, and 1:320, 1:640 titres need to be included.

Malaria Test

  • Positive test indicates that malarial parasite is detected in the blood smear
  • Negative results indicates that malarial parasite is not detected in the blood smear.

Dengue Test

  • IgM presence indicates recent infection & IgG indicates past infection
  • Positive IgM and IgG tests for dengue antibodies detected means that the person is infected with dengue virus.
  • Negative IgM and IgG tests for dengue antibodies detected means that the person is not infected with dengue virus.

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