Salmonella Typhi IgG/IgM Test
Salmonella typhoid IgG/IgM rapid test cassette is solid phase immunochromatographic assay, used in the diagnosis of Salmonella Typhoid Fever.
Salmonella typhoid IgG/IgM rapid test cassette is solid phase immunochromatographic assay for the rapid, qualitative and differential detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Salmonella typhi in human serum, plasma or whole blood, as an aid in the diagnosis of Typhoid Fever. This test provides only a preliminary testing result. More specific alternative diagnosis method must be used when positive result is observed, in order to obtain a confirmation of Salmonella typhi infection.
Introduction to S.Typhi Test Cassette
There are three pre-coated lines on the strip of Salmonella typhi Test: "G" for the detection of Salmonella typhi IgG antibody, "M" for IgM, and "C" for inner quality control. A purple "G" and/or "M" lines can be observed visually in the result window, if there are enough IgG and/or IgM antibodies to salmonella typhi in the tested specimen, indicating a positive result.
S.Typhi Rapid Test is Helpful
Although Widal test and culture methods are regarded as confirmatory diagnostic methods, they take long time, and it may become later to start antibiotic measures to treat the disease when waiting for the testing results. So, usually, if tested positive with a salmonella typhi rapid testing method, especially if the patient has a contact history with confirmed patient of Typhoid fever, therapeutic trial with chloramphenicol can be taken during this waiting time for the testing result of culture method. In this way, the Salmonella typhi IgG/IgM Test cassette is helpful in the treatment of the typhoid fever.
Typhoid fever is a serious illness caused by a bacterium called Salmonella typhi. Typhoid fever is characterized by a slowly progressive fever as high as 40 centigrade, profuse sweating and gastroenteritis. The World Health Organization identifies typhoid fever as a serious public health problem.
About 10% of untreated patients may shed infectious bacteria in their stool up to 3 months after onset of symptoms and 2%-5% may become permanent shedders, who are called chronic carriers. People can be infected by eating or drinking contaminated food or water or by contacting with patients of Typhoid fever. Common sanitary measures can effectively control the transfer of Salmonella typhi.