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Brucellosis is a bacterial infection caused by Brucella. It is a zoonotic infection because it spreads from animals to humans. These bacteria have different strains found in cows, pigs, sheep, goats, camels, and dogs. A brucella antibody test is necessary because many people maintain cattle at animal husbandry farms.
The infection can also spread when a person comes in contact with an infected animal or consumes products from an animal infected with the bacteria. It is rare to see brucella spreading from human to human, except for breastfeeding mothers with brucellosis. In the latter case, they may pass on the bacteria to their babies. However, the bacteria can also spread through sexual contact.
A brucella IgG and IgM test look for antibodies produced in the body against the bacterial invasion. People who should ideally take the brucellosis test if he or she:
Brucella antibody test is necessary for anybody who comes in contact with animals daily. Even though symptoms are similar to the flu, it is essential to take Brucella IgG and IgM tests to confirm or rule out the condition.
Apollo 24|7 offers a discrete panel for the Brucella antibody test that detects both types of antibodies. Below are the symptoms of brucellosis that could be an indication of taking a brucella antibody test:
An early brucellosis test allows for starting the medication on time because the apparent symptoms may appear after 30 days of contacting the bacteria. Moreover, there are a few strains that might lead to long-lasting complications. Hence, it is necessary to get the brucella IgG and IgM tests done on time.
An antibody or immunoglobulin test involves IgG and IgM antibodies produced against the bacterial invasion. The technique used for detecting these antibodies is the ELISA technique.
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results