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Widal Test (Slide Agglutination)

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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations

Overview of Widal Test (Slide Agglutination)

Test Description

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 Get Tested

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

Precautions

  • No special preparation required

What Results of Widal Test (Slide Agglutination) mean?

Interpretations

  • If the TO antigen titre is greater than 1:160 in an active infection, the widal test is positive and indicates typhoid or enteric fever 
  • If the TH antigen titre is greater than 1:160 in past infection or immunized persons, the widal test is positive and indicates typhoid fever
  • If these antigens are negative, then the widal test is considered to be negative and there is no typhoid fever

  • A single Widal test holds little clinical applicability due to the several cross reacting infections, which include malaria. If other tests, such as serology or bacteriologic culture, are unavailable, then inferences such as a fourfold rise in the titre {For example from 1:30 to 1:120} during the course of an infection, or a change from an IgM reaction of a specific titre to an IgG reaction of the same titre in the least, would signify typhoid reaction

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Gen-X Diagnostics is a unit of ARA Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. founded by leading applied research scientist Dr. Rama Mukherjee. Gen-X specializes in the field of molecular diagnostics, focusing on the development of genetic, biological and molecular diagnostic services. It is one of the first of its kind R&D Company focusing on development of genetic, biological and molecular diagnostic services with an intention to assisting its global partners in shortening the cycle and lowering the cost of drug discovery and development by providing cost effective and efficient co-development and outlicencing solution. Gen X Diagnostics is a unique leading Molecular Diagnostics in India offering a wide range of tests for infectious diseases, transplantation medicine, prenatal diagnostics, cancer, genetic disorder, metabolic and hormonal disorders. Gen-X Diagnostics has started its diagnostics operation from Dec 2007. We do reflect a commitment to improving the lives through the delivery of innovative diagnosis and therapeutic products that enable and provide optimal care.

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