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Typhi Dot Test

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Overview


What is Typhi Dot Test?

Typhoid fever also called enteric fever is caused by bacterium Salmonella Typhi and is usually transmitted through foods and drinks contaminated with faecal matter.You should get this test done if you have symptoms which suggest typhoid fever like fever, abdominal pain, headaches, rose spots. It helps to make presumptive diagnosis of typhoid fever. 







Why is Typhi Dot Test done?

  1. If you have signs or symptoms of typhoid (enteric) fever like headache, high fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss or skin rashes 
  2. As a part of fever panel 



Interpreting Typhi Dot Test results


Interpretations

  • Positive Salmonella typhi IgM test suggests recent infection with bacteria Salmonella Typhi causing typhoid fever 
  • Negative Salmonella typhi IgM test usually indicates no infection with the bacteria



Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Typhi Dot Test


Frequently Asked Questions about Typhi Dot Test

Q. Which test is better for diagnosis of typhoid fever?
Now a days, typhi dot is considered to be a better test for typhoid fever as compared to Widal since it gives the results within 2 to 3 days while widal test takes approximately 7 to 14 days.

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