Filaria Antigen

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The Filaria Antigen test is a diagnostic test used to detect the presence of microfilariae infections in individuals. Microfilariae are filarial larvae, thread-like worms found in infected mosquitoes. When infected mosquitoes bite a human they transmit these thread-like worms into the blood causing a parasitic disease called Filariasis. The microfilariae also disrupt the lymphatic system's function thereby causing lymphatic filariasis. The Filaria Antigen test enables healthcare professionals to identify specific antigens produced by filarial worms, allowing for early detection and appropriate treatment of these conditions.

The microfilariae circulate in the body during the night, which is why a blood sample should be taken at that time. This test detects higher anti-filarial antibodies in the blood.

In severe cases, the symptoms of the infection are grossly swollen limbs, pitting of the skin, and swelling in the genitals. Filariasis, if left untreated, can develop into chyluria, hydrocele, lymphedema, and elephantiasis.

A Filaria Antigen test is recommended in the following cases:

  • When filaria symptoms occur, such as fever, chills, headaches, inflammation and swelling of the lymph nodes, and gradual swelling of the legs and genitals to unnatural proportions

People infected with filariasis present with the following symptoms:

  • Swelling and inflammation of the lymph nodes
  • Fever and chills
  • Skin rashes and itching
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Fatigue and weakness

To perform the Filaria Antigen test, a sample of whole blood is collected in an EDTA tube. This can be obtained through a simple venipuncture procedure by a trained healthcare professional. The collected blood sample is then sent to the laboratory for analysis.

The laboratory analysis of the Filaria Antigen test at Apollo 24|7 involves detecting specific antigens produced by filarial worms. The collected blood sample is processed using advanced techniques to identify these antigens accurately. The test results indicate whether the individual has a current infection with filarial parasites.

In case of a positive diagnosis of filarial infection, prompt treatment is crucial to prevent further complications. The specific treatment plan may vary depending on the severity of the infection and other factors. Generally, antiparasitic medications are prescribed to eliminate the filarial worms from the body. Additionally, symptomatic treatment may be recommended to alleviate the associated symptoms, such as swelling and inflammation.

The benefits of an early diagnosis include

1. Accurate and timely treatment: Early diagnosis enables healthcare professionals to initiate appropriate treatment promptly, reducing the risk of complications associated with filariasis.

2. Disease control: Identifying and treating infected individuals early in the course of their illness can help prevent the spread of filarial infections in communities.

3. Improved quality of life: Timely treatment can alleviate symptoms and improve the overall well-being of individuals affected by filariasis.

To undergo the Filaria Antigen test at Apollo 24|7, individuals can conveniently book an appointment through the Apollo 24|7 website or mobile app. The platform offers a seamless user experience, allowing users to select their preferred date, time, and location for sample collection. The Filaria Antigen test price at Apollo 24|7 is also competitive.

With a network of trusted diagnostic centres, Apollo 24|7 ensures accurate test results are delivered within 48 hours.

faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can filariasis be transmitted from person to person?

No, filariasis is not directly transmitted from person to person. It requires an intermediate host, usually a mosquito, for transmission.

Is fasting required before undergoing the "FILARIA ANTIGEN" panel test?

No, fasting is not required for this test.

How long does it take to receive the test results?

Test results for the Filaria Antigen test are typically available within 48 hours after sample collection.

Can filariasis be cured completely?

Yes, with appropriate treatment, filariasis can be cured completely. However, early detection and treatment are crucial to preventing complications.

Are there any preventive measures for filariasis?

Yes, individuals can take preventive measures such as using mosquito repellents, wearing protective clothing, and sleeping in mosquito nets to reduce the risk of filarial infections.

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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