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Chikungunya Antibody

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Book Chikungunya Antibody Test at the best price in Delhi NCR, India from GDIC (Ganesh Diagnostic & Imaging Centre). GDIC is a NABL Accredited Pathology lab in Delhi offering a wide range of lab tests.

What is Chikungunya Antibody test?

A blood test called the Chikungunya Test is used to identify the chikungunya virus. Aedes mosquitoes carrying the chikungunya virus or chikungunya fever can spread the virus to people. People who are infected may have weariness, joint pain, and fever. An early Chikungunya Test can aid in diagnosis and reduce the danger of local transmission in such circumstances.

The anti-chikungunya (IgG and IgM) antibodies in your blood are what the chikungunya test uses to determine whether you have the disease. The body's immune system produces IgG and IgM antibodies to combat chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection. Anti-Chikungunya antibodies may signify a recent or ongoing illness.

The single-stranded RNA arbovirus known as ChikV is more generally used to refer to the chikungunya virus. Patients with recent or previous ChikV infection are diagnosed with the Chikungunya antibody IgM test. The virus is known to primarily afflict people in Africa, Asia, and Caribbean islands. It's interesting to note that the Makonde ethnic tribes of southeast Africa are the source of the word Chikungunya. ChikV infection causes excruciating joint discomfort.

When a mosquito bites, the infection is spread. High fever, headache, nausea, excruciating joint pain, and a maculopapular rash are frequently the first signs. A minimum of five days following the commencement of the symptoms, the test is ordered.

Why is Chikungunya Antibody test done?

The Chikungunya Test assists in determining whether a patient has the chikungunya virus or chikungunya fever. A serological blood test known as an ELISA is performed to find out if you have anti-chikungunya antibodies in your body. Additionally, blood testing for antibodies may be able to locally halt the spread of an illness.

What is the procedure for Chikungunya Antibody test?

For accurate results, blood from a recovering patient is ideal. For testing, as little as 0.5 ml of blood is needed, and venipuncture is performed to take blood from an arm vein. Blood will be extracted from an arm that is resting on a bolster. Your upper arm is fastened to a tourniquet to make it easier to find the vein. The area where blood will be taken is cleaned with an antiseptic that contains alcohol. The tourniquet is then loosened, the disposable needle is carefully inserted, and the blood is safely extracted. In a red top 5 ml tube with clot activator, the blood is kept. Chikungunya is detected using the ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) technique.

How does one prepare for the Chikungunya Antibody test? 

People who complain of the typical symptoms and have recently travelled to or lived in places where ChikV infection is common are given the Chikungunya antibody IgM test. The doctor will determine the ideal time to have an IgM test for the Chikungunya antibody. It is not necessary to prepare in any particular way before the Chikungunya antibody IgM test. Serum or blood is the sample utilised for testing.

As with any blood test, wear a dress with short or no sleeves to make collecting the blood sample easier. Talk about any current medicine, if any. Follow your doctor's recommendations and, if instructed to do so, cease taking any medications.

Required documents for Chikungunya Antibody Test

  • A doctor's prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.

After Care

>>No care is required.

The Cost of this Chikungunya Antibody test in Delhi

The Chikungunya Antibody Test costs vary by region and facility. So, get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. Training and experienced professionals are staffed to assure patient and visitor safety.

Test Type Chikungunya Antibody

Chikungunya Antibody (Serology)


Within 24 hours*

Test Price ₹ 600 ₹ 1200
Frequently Asked Questions

A person's immunological response to a chikungunya virus infection can be determined by other testing. These are usually used to check for viral antibodies following the first week of infection. The antibody levels can usually be found within the first week of the sickness starting and remain detectable for around two months after that.

Chikungunya is a virus that is spread by mosquitoes and causes persistent arthritis symptoms that can last for months. After any infection, the IgM antibody manifests a week later and starts to wane after two to three months.

The Chikungunya Test aids in the diagnosis of fever or infection with the Chikungunya virus. It looks for anti-chikungunya antibodies in your blood using serological blood tests like Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). Additionally useful in preventing the spread of local infections is serological blood testing.

Antibodies against ChikV, IgM and IgG, are usually detectable 3–4 days and 6–7 days after the onset of symptoms, respectively. While IgG antibodies to ChikV can be found for years, IgM antibodies are usually only detectable for three to four months following infection.

When someone has chikungunya, their platelet count may significantly decrease and will typically be less than 150,000 platelets per microliter of blood.

Between 3% and 28% of chikungunya virus infections will not show any symptoms. The incubation time for individuals who have symptoms of sickness is usually 3–7 days (with a range of 1–12 days). The most common symptoms of the disease are joint discomfort and a rapid, high fever (usually >102°F [39°C]).

Generally speaking, humoral immunity from B cell antibody production and cell-mediated immunity from T cells and cytokine release are the two components of the adaptive immune system.

In the first three days of sickness, a viral culture may reveal the presence of the virus; nonetheless, chikungunya virus handling should adhere to BSL 3 protocols. Serum samples from patients commonly contain chikungunya virus RNA during the first eight days of illness.

You could get yourself tested at Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Center. We would be happy to assist you in getting your sample by trained staff and technicians.

Yes, everybody is eligible for a FREE Home Sample Collection from Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Center. Our trained phlebotomist would draw your sample from the convenience of your home. We also provide online support and would send your reports digitally on your phone through whatsapp as well. Moreover, if at any stage, you require Consultation from doctor, we provide Free Doctors Consultation as well.

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