Overview of Typhi Dot
What is Typhi Dot?
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 done?
- 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
Preparation for Typhi Dot
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for Typhi Dot
The sample type collected for Typhi Dot is: Blood
Interpreting Typhi Dot 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 Typhi Dot
Frequently Asked Questions about Typhi Dot
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.
Provided by 9 Labs in New Delhi
Frequently Booked Together with Typhi Dot
Complete Blood Count
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Dengue Antigen NS1, IgG & IgM
Urine Routine & Microscopy
Kidney Function Test
Renal Function Test (RFT)
USG Whole Abdomen
Ultrasound Whole Abdomen/ Sonography Whole Abdomen
X - Ray Chest PA View
PET CT Scan (Whole Body)
MRI Lumbosacral Spine