Tests for Dengue

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Blood TestDescription
Dengue IgG antibodiesThe dengue IgG antibodies appear after a week of the infection but remain positive for several years. A four-fold increase in the IgG levels between the first week of infection and after the fifteenth day indicate a recent infection.
Dengue IgM antibodiesThe dengue IgM antibodies are usually positive around a week after the dengue infection, increase to a maximum at 2 to 4 weeks and are usually undetectable after 3 months.
Dengue IgM/IgG antibodies ratioThe ratio between the dengue IgM and IgG antibodies helps to determine if the dengue infection has occurred for the first time or if the infection is a repeat one.
Dengue NS1 antigenThe dengue NS1 antigen test detects the presence of dengue in the initial week of the infection. However, it does not specify the variant responsible for the infection.
Dengue Viral RNA Detection Test (RT-PCR)The dengue viral RNA detection test (RT-PCR) is a highly sensitive and specific test used to diagnose dengue in the first few days of the infection.

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