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Nov 2022

All you need to know about the dengue NS1 test

Posted By Suborna Fermi Posted on Nov 11, 2022

Without a shadow of a doubt, dengue is one of the deadly mosquito-borne diseases. Every year, nearly a million cases of dengue get detected worldwide. And India is one of those countries where the rate of dengue cases is extremely high.

The symptoms of dengue fever are very similar to that of any other flu or fevers, but the severity of the symptoms is very high which sometimes requires hospitalization. The general or common symptoms are:

  • High grade fever
  • Fatigue
  • Low appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Joint ache
  • Severe muscle and joint pain

All these symptoms are quite similar to high grade fever, Malaria, Chikungunya, and Typhoid, which is why in most cases diagnosing dengue through symptoms is challenging. Here comes the importance of the Dengue Ns1 test.

What is the Dengue ns1 test?

The dengue Ns1 test is a immunoglobulin antigen test which detects the presence of non-structural protein ns1 of the dengue virus. And this test is considered to give accurate test results, and this test can detect the presence of the virus in the early stage of the virus.

When should you get tested?

You have to go for this test within the five days after you have experienced the dengue symptoms. This test is not recommended after 7 days of the infection.

What sample will be collected?

A simple blood test will be collected to perform this test. And no fasting is required before the test.

What will be the result interpretation?

A positive test result indicates a positive dengue infection. Besides, if you have a negative test report then you must go for the immunoglobulin M (IgM) test to distinguish recent dengue exposure. The Dengue Ns1 test price is quite reasonable, and you can book it online as well.