Typhi Dot IgG & IgM
What is Typhi Dot IgG & IgM?
Typhi Dot IgG & IgM test is done to detect IgG & IgM antibodies against Salmonella typhi, the bacteria that causes typhoid fever. Typhoid mainly spreads through contaminated food and water and manifests in the form of fever, loss of appetite, stomach pain, and diarrhea.
As this test is not quantitative, it only detects the presence or absence of Salmonella typhi. Widal test is advised in case titers of specific antibodies (IgM and IgG ) are required.
Why is Typhi Dot IgG & IgM done?
The Typhi dot test is done:
In case of 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