Overview of Salmonella Typhi IgM
What is Salmonella Typhi IgM?
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.
The sample type collected for Salmonella Typhi IgM is: Blood
Preparation for Salmonella Typhi IgM
- No special preparation required
Why Get Tested for Salmonella Typhi IgM?
- If you have signs or symptoms of typhoid (enteric) fever like headache, high fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss or skin rashes
- As a part of fever panel
What Results of Salmonella Typhi IgM mean?
- 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
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