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
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