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Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that affects mainly children. The disease is characterized by a rash and flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes. Measles can be particularly dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, including pregnant women, infants, and people with HIV/AIDS. The Measles IgM Antibodies test is used to detect the presence of the IgM antibody against the measles virus in the blood. This test is commonly used to diagnose a current measles infection or to confirm immunity to measles.
It's important to note that symptoms may vary from person to person, and some individuals may have mild symptoms or be asymptomatic. However, complications can arise, especially in young children, pregnant women, or individuals with weakened immune systems. These complications may include ear infections, pneumonia, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), or even death.
The Measles IgM Antibodies test requires a blood sample obtained through venipuncture. The patient's arm is cleaned with an antiseptic solution, and a tourniquet is applied above the site where the needle will be inserted to make it easier to locate a vein. The needle is then inserted into the vein, and the blood is drawn into a tube attached to the needle. Once enough blood has been collected, the needle is removed, and pressure is applied to the puncture site to stop any bleeding.
At the diagnostic lab, the sample is analyzed to detect the presence of the IgM antibody against the measles virus in the blood. The test is performed using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) technology. The blood sample is mixed with a solution that contains antigens specific to the measles virus. If IgM antibodies against the virus are present in the blood, they will bind to these antigens. A second solution containing an enzyme that reacts with the IgM antibodies is added to the mixture. If a colour change occurs, it indicates that IgM antibodies against the measles virus are present in the blood.
There is no specific treatment for measles, and most people recover within two to three weeks with rest and supportive care. However, complications of measles can be severe and require hospitalization. If you have been diagnosed with measles, it is important to stay home and avoid contact with others to prevent the spread of the virus.
Early diagnosis of measles can help prevent further spread of the disease. The Measles IgM Antibodies test provides accurate results within 5 days, allowing patients to take appropriate measures to prevent transmission of the virus. Additionally, early diagnosis can help identify individuals who are not immune to measles and may benefit from vaccination.
Booking a Measles IgM Antibodies test on Apollo 24|7 is easy and convenient. Simply visit the website and select the Measles IgM Antibodies test from the list of available tests. Choose a suitable time slot for your test, make the payment online, and receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details. Test results are usually available within 5 days and can be accessed online through the Apollo 24|7 website.
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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