This Test Is Generally Used to Detect Chikungunya Fever & Virus infection
Now in Rs. 500
CHIKUNGUNYA-IGM by Thyrocare is group test is now available at a discounted price of Rs. 500 which is inclusive of taxes .Fasting Not Required for CHIKUNGUNYA-IGM and sample can be collected at your home.
Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is an antibody produced by the human body against the Chikungunya virus. However, depending upon the adaptive immune response system this antibody can only neutralize the virus until the patient is completely infected and starts showing symptoms. Hence, the Chikungunya Antibody IgM test is usually conducted by medical professionals when the patient is suffering from the symptoms of the virus for more than seven days. Accordingly, once the patient is tested positive through this test then it can be concluded that the patient has been recently infected by the virus.
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is caused by the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus types of mosquitos that carry fatal microbes .Chikungunya being the cause of death is quite a rare case, yet the microbes produced by this febrile disease have the potential to critically affect the human body and cause it to develop severe joint pains, muscle contractions, and skin rashes. Likewise, the virus’s symptom-similarity with Dengue and Zika virus also made it quite difficult to detect.
Test Price : Rs. 500 ( Tax included )
CHIKUNGUNYA-IGM is a health checkup package which
includes important parameters.
Get tested for CHIKUNGUNYA-IGM at fully automated diagnostic laboratory Thyrocare which has Centralized Processing Lab (CPL) in Mumbai for esoteric tests and Regional Processing Labs in major cities of India.
Thyrocare Technologies Limited has huge set up covering over 2 Lakh sq. ft. floor area ensures zero error processing if approx 50 thousand specimens and over 3 lakh Clinical investigations per day is the right choice for your CHIKUNGUNYA-IGM testing.
The main objective of the Chikungunya Antibody IgM test is to detect whether the person with the Chikungunya symptoms did recently or in the past has come in contact with the virus. The IgM antibodies to the Chikungunya virus are detected within 6 to 7 seven days after the symptoms of the virus start showing.
Chikungunya is one of the most viral diseases in India, people witnessing symptoms of this disease are advised to get tested to detect and cure it at the initial stage. The expansion of globalization, pollution, climatic changes, and other genetic problems arising in the human body has caused the virus to pose a great threat to the population in India
Once a patient suffers from the symptoms of Chikungunya virus, then he/she is tested through the Chikungunya Antibody IgM test. However, the medical practitioners in India conducting these tests usually make more than one attempt by taking a leap of 5 to 10 days in between when the test results are negative. This is done to identify the cause of the symptoms and detect the severity of the disease.
Faqs for Chikungunya Antibody IgM Test in India
What is the procedure of Chikungunya Antibody IgM Test?
The test is practised by drawing the blood sample of the patient which is usually collected in a syringe or a vial from the patient’s veins in the arm. Since the results are derived from a blood test, the patients are usually advised to avoid consuming anything before the test. But if the patient is under medication for some other ailment then the doctor shall accordingly instruct the intake of food and medicine based on the patient’s medical history.
What are the Symptoms of Chikungunya IgM Test?
Some of the symptoms of Chikungunya are fatigue, high fever, and joint pain in the limbs, muscle pain, exhaustion, insomnia, skin rash, and back pain. However, most of the mentioned symptoms are similar ones as the symptoms of Dengue and Zika virus. Thus, the Chikungunya IgM test is conducted to detect the disease effectively.
What is the cost of Chikungunya IgM Test in India?
if you are facing any of the symptoms of Chikungunya, it is always better to get it checked. The price of the Chikungunya IgM Blood test in India varies from time to time . Mediyaar through its team of certified Phlebotomist perform the Chikungunya IgM Blood test at home at the discounted price , test is conducted at world renowned Thyrocare labs and the reports can be provided in 24-48 Hrs.
Where to get tested for Chikungunya IgM in India?
Thyrocare Labs through its online partner Mediyaar faciliates online appointments in India. By simply providing patient info on the enquiry form, an appointment gets confirmed as per your convenient date and time.
What is the Difference between IgG and IgM in Chikungunya Antibody Test?
The basic functioning of the immunology is that when someone is infected by the Chikungunya virus then the antibodies present in the person’s body attack and prevent the virus from affecting your bodily organs. Serology to detect the Chikungunya virus in the person’s body is conducted only five days after symptoms onset. Initially, it is the Immunoglobulin M i.e. IgM which expands to fight the virus and followed by the reduction in viremia, it starts to disappear by day 4 of symptoms onset.
However, gradually IgM acts in coordination with Immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgG responds later to IgM. Thus, in a healthy human body, the IgM levels rise before the IgG levels and this very initial reaction of IgM enables the detection of the infection at an early stage. So, it is usually IgM that the medical professionals refer to not only to detect the disease but also to check the survival of the same in the body.
The expansion of IgG only takes place once the level of IgM slows down, and the levels of IgG are analyzed to find the capacity of the patient’s immunity and the efficiency of the immune response. Moreover, IgG is the antibody which lasts longer than IgM and can detect the history of infections a patient has gone through, along with their status of recovery from the same. Hence, to identify the immunity to a virus or disease, the presence of Immunoglobulin G in the human system is checked.