Salmonella Typhi IgM
What is S Typhi IgM?
Salmonella Typhi IgM test is also known as Typhi dot IgM test. This test detects IgM antibodies against Salmonella typhi. Salmonella Typhi causes Typhoid fever which is also known as enteric fever.
Why is S Typhi IgM done?
The Salmonella Typhi IgM test is done:
In case if you have signs or symptoms of typhoid (enteric) fever such as headache, high fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, or skin rashes
As a part of fever panel
What does S Typhi IgM Measure?
The Salmonella Typhi IgM test detects the presence of IgM antibodies which are produced against Salmonella Typhi in the blood. Typhoid fever also called enteric fever is caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. It is usually transmitted through food and drinks contaminated with fecal matter (solid or semi-solid food which cannot be digested by the small intestine). It is very important to accurately diagnose typhoid fever at an early stage. This is necessary for etiological diagnosis and to identify and treat potential carriers and prevent acute typhoid outbreaks.
You should get this test done if you have symptoms which suggest typhoid fever like fever, abdominal pain, headaches, and rose spots (skin rashes). It helps to make presumptive diagnosis of typhoid fever. This test serves as a marker for recent infections.
Interpreting S Typhi IgM results
- 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 S Typhi IgM
Frequently Asked Questions about Salmonella Typhi IgM