Test Detail
Understanding the Test
Other Tests
Content created by
Written by
Dr. Shreya Gupta
BDS, MDS - Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Reviewed by
Dr. Ashish Ranjan
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Want to know more?
Read our Editorial Policy

Filaria Antibody

You need to provide
This test is for
Male, Female

Understanding Filaria Antibody

What is Filaria Antibody?

This test is done for the identification of microfilariae in the blood, a filarial larva present in infected mosquitoes. Microfilariae impair the functioning of the lymphatic system and this condition is known as lymphatic filariasis. These circulate in the body at night hence a blood sample should be collected at night.This test detects the elevated levels of antifilarial IgG4 antibodies in the blood.

Symptoms of the infection include grossly swollen limbs, pitting of the skin and sometimes swelling in genitals can also be seen in acute infection cases.

Untreated filariasis may lead to medical conditions such as chyluria, hydrocele, lymphedema and elephantiasis.

What is Filaria Antibody used for?

  1. When symptoms of filaria appear including fever with chills and headaches, inflammation and swelling of the lymph nodes, progressive swelling of the legs and genitals to unnatural proportions
  2. To screen for the presence of the parasite if a person has been bitten by a mosquito and infection is suspected


Orders Delivered
Get the link to download App

All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited


Tata 1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant


Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

Know more about Tata 1mgdownArrow

Access medical and health information

Tata 1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1800 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.