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Scrub Typhus Antibody, Rapid Card

Scrub Typhus Antibody, Rapid Card

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No special preparation required

Sample Type

The parasite Orientia tsutsugamushi, formerly known as Rickettsia and a member of the family Rickettsiaceae, is what causes the infectious illness known as scrub typhus. The disease is spread by a rodent parasite called a larval trombiculid mite that bites its host. A bite from a trombiculid mite typically results in an ulcer of the skin, along with fever, a spotted rash over the chest, and swollen lymph nodes as secondary symptoms. After the initial bite, the illness lasts for 10 to 12 days. If treatment is received, the fever will subside after 36 hours; if it is not, problems or even death might result.

For the clinical diagnosis of scrub typhus, the appearance of eschar at the mite bite site is a specific (98.9%) sign.

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Test Details

Scrub Typhus Antibody, Rapid Card

Frequently asked questions

A rapid Scrub Typhus Antibody test is the qualitative and distinct identification of IgM and IgG antibodies to scrub typhus in human blood or plasma the Scrub Typhus (Tsutsugamushi) IgM & IgG Card.

No, this test does not need any preparation for the test.

A positive result indicates the detection of the presence of the scrub typhus-spreading bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi or the trombiculid mite larva. An eschar or scab develops at the biting site as a result of the bite.

Results should be read within 15-20 minutes. The results should be read after 30 minutes.

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