Dengue Test in your self at Home
Advanced Health Care Dengue Test is a rapid immunochromatographic assay for the simultaneous detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Dengue virus in human whole blood. The assay is used as a screening test for Dengue viral infection and as an aid for differential diagnosis of primary and secondary infections in conjunction with other criteria.
Dengue fever is one of the most important mosquito-borne diseases in the world in the terms of morbidity, mortality.Dengue fever virus (serotypes 1 – 4) belongs to the group flavivirus, and is transmitted in nature by day-biting Aceder mosquitos. The most important mosquito vector is highly domesticated and urban species, Aedes aegypti. PrimaryDengue infection, also known as Dengue Fever, is the most common type of dengue illness. It is associated with mild to high fever, headache, muscle pain and skin rash. Secondary infection is known as Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) or Dengue Shock Syndrome, and often results in high fever and in many cases, with hemorrhagic events and circulatory failure. The fatality rate in patients with Dengue Shock Syndrome can be as high as 44%. Dengue presents typically as a fever of sudden onset with headache, retrobullar pain, pain in the back and limbs (break-bone fever), lymphaderopathy and maculopaplar rash. Patients diagnosed with dengue in endemic areas generally have secondary infection, whereas patients in non-endemic areas are usually diagnosed with primary infection. Specific antibody responses to Dengue virus enable serodiagnosis and differentiation between primary and secondary dengue infections.
Advanced Health Care Dengue Test is a new generation rapid Immuno-chromatographic test using recombinant dengue viral antigens of all four serotypes to detect specific antibody response.