Photo Credit: Alere by Abbott - SD Bioline Dengue Duo
When you are located in a dengue hotspot or suspect that you might have contracted dengue, a quick and reliable test kit will offer results for your peace of mind.
What we will need:
1. We will draw some blood to test for three antibodies to dengue (NS1, IgM and IgG);
NS 1: For very early dengue infection. Detectable from around 24 hours mark. Peaks within 4 to 5 days. Present for about 7 to 10 days.
IgM: For early dengue infection. Detectable from around day 3 to 7. Can be present for up to 6 months or longer.
IgG: For previous dengue infection. To detect secondary dengue infection in new cases (higher risk of complications).
By testing all 3 antibodies, the test kit is comprehensive enough to catch dengue at all stages.
2. Approximately 30 minutes of your time as you await results
3. A quick consultation with the doctor, if necessary
This one-time use kit costs only $35, excluding consultation.
It is currently available at the following Frontier clinics:
Announcement Date: 02 September 2019