Know Typhoid Test Cost Including Typhidot Test and Widal Test

A Complete Guide to Typhoid for India

As part of our complete guide series, we provide below the details of typhoid disease and the tests prescribed to diagnose the disease. This guide is divided into various sections that you can read independently of one another.

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  1. What is Typhoid?
  2. What are the Causes of Typhoid?
  3. What is the Symptoms of Typhoid?
  4. What are the tests for Typhoid?
  5. What is the difference between typhidot and widal tests for typhoid?
  6. Details of typhidot test
  7. Cost of typhidot test in India
  8. Details of widal test
  9. Cost of widal test in India

  10. How can I book my test in India?

What is Typhoid?

“Typhoid” is an acute disease associated with high fever and is one of the most pressing public health problems in India. India is one of the countries where this is endemic and India is known as a high risk area for Typhoid infection.

The Typhoid infection is caused by bacteria called “Salmonella Typhi” and it is often associated with fever. A related bacteria called” Salmonella paratyphi” also causes a less severe illness. The typhoid bacteria lives in the intestines for 1-3 weeks and then travels to the blood streams and thereon spreads to the other tissues and organs of a human body. Some people may carry the bacteria without developing any typhoid symptoms and they are known as asymptomatic carriers.

What are the causes of Typhoid?

Typhoid is mainly transmitted by food or water, in much the same way as cholera. People, who are infected with the bacteria Salmonella typhimurium, excrete live bacteria in their urine and feces. These bacteria are usually contagious for a few days before any symptoms develop in our body, so people don’t know if they need to take extra precautions. If we don’t wash our hands properly, the typhoid bacillus can be transferred to water or food and from there to another person. Also, it can be spread directly from person to person via contaminated fingers.

About 4% of people who are infected (treated or not) become asymptomatic (without any symptoms) carriers of Salmonella typhi. This means that such people continue to shed bacteria in their feces for at least a year and often for life but don’t have any symptoms of typhoid.

Symptoms of Typhoid:

The symptom of Typhoid usually starts within the first two weeks after exposure to the disease. If the condition is identified on time and treated immediately, the symptoms of Typhoid may begin to ease within three to six days of beginning a course of antibiotics. Typhoid fever can rapidly worsen over a period of days and become life threatening if left untreated.

Some of the common symptoms of typhoid include:

  • Typhoid is notorious for causing a fever that can reach temperatures as high as 39-40°C (103-104°F).
  • Sweating
  • Headache, fatigue and muscle pain
  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea or constipation. While adults may get constipated and children are more likely to get diarrhea.
  • Small pink rash across the body, especially the abdominal area
  • High fever may lead to delirium and confusion

A serious condition of intestine bleeding may also arise in the third week, the brain may also get affected leading to a condition known as encephalitis, and there may be a case of inflammation of gall bladder too.

Surgery is required only if the bowels are perforated. This is the worst condition of typhoid.

Typhoid settles down in the third and fourth week, but relapses may occur in patients and 3 to 5% of people become carriers of this bacteria even after the treatment.

What are the tests for Typhoid?

There are two broad tests for Typhoid. They are called “Typhidot test” and the “Widal test”. 

What is the difference between Typhidot and Widal Test?

Broadly speaking, typhidot can confirm whether you have typhoid or not while widal test can only indicate or preliminarily say that you may have typhoid. Typhidot is a qualitative test which gives a yes or no answer whereas widal gives quantitative value. Your doctor is in a best position to decide whether you should go for Typhidot or Widal or both. We provide the details of those tests below.

1) Typhidot Test:

Typhidot test is a quick and comparatively uncomplicated laboratory test for Typhoid Disease. Typhidot test requires a small blood sample from the patient suffering from suspected fever.

The purpose of this test is to detect the antibodies that are produced in the body to fight typhoid fever. Antibodies are our body’s defence mechanism. Antibodies to fight any disease are specific to that disease. So if we detect typhoid antibodies in our body, it confirms typhoid fever.

Typhidot Test principle

  1. This test detects antibody IgG and IgM in blood of the patient.
  2. The test should be done at least 3 days after fever starts. This ensures that the antibodies that are to be detected in the test are already produced in our body.
  3. The Typhidot is easy to perform, and requires no special equipment.

Interpretation of Result

Presence of IgM antibodies represent a recent typhoid infection while presence of IgM antibodies says that you had typhoid infection in the past.

  1. IgM line positive = Acute typhoid fever.
  2. IgM +IgG positive = Acute typhoid fever.
  3. IgM negative and IgG positive = Past infection.

What is the Cost of Typhidot Test in India ?

Typhidot Test Cost in Delhi

Cost of Typhoid Test in Delhi LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Typhoid Test Market Price of Typhoid Test
Typhidot (IgG IgM) Test Cost in Delhi ₹ 245 ₹ 800
Typhidot IgG Test Cost in Delhi ₹ 250 ₹ 550
Typhidot IgM Test Cost in Delhi ₹ 245 ₹ 650

Typhidot Test Cost in Gurgaon

Cost of Typhidot Test in Gurgaon LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Typhoid Test Market Price of Typhoid Test
Typhidot (IgG IgM) Test Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 245 ₹ 800
Typhidot IgG Test Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 200 ₹ 600
Typhidot IgM Test Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 200 ₹ 650

Typhidot Test Cost in Noida

Cost of Typhoid Test in Noida LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Typhoid Test Market Price of Typhoid Test
Typhi Dot (IGG IGM) Cost in Noida ₹ 245 ₹ 800
Typhi Dot IGG Cost in Noida ₹ 200 ₹ 550
Typhi Dot IGM Cost in Noida ₹ 280 ₹ 550

Typhidot Test Cost in Bangalore / Bengaluru

Cost of Typhoid Test in Bangalore LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Typhoid Test Market Price of Typhoid Test
Typhi Dot (IgG IgM) Cost in Bangalore ₹ 336 ₹ 420
Typhi Dot IGG Cost in Bangalore ₹ 420 ₹ 600
Typhi Dot IGM Cost in Bangalore ₹ 335 ₹ 600

Typhidot Test Cost in Chennai

Cost of Typhoid Test in Chennai LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Typhoid Test Market Price of Typhoid Test
Typhi Dot (IGG IGM) Cost in Chennai ₹ 1445 ₹ 1700
Typhi Dot IGG Cost in Chennai ₹ 724 ₹ 850
Typhi Dot IGM Cost in Chennai ₹ 510 ₹ 600

Typhidot Test Cost in Hyderabad

Cost of Typhidot Test in Hyderabad LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Typhoid Test Market Price of Typhoid Test
Typhidot IGM Cost in Hyderabad ₹ 425 ₹ 500

Typhidot Test Cost in Mumbai

Cost of Typhidot Test in Mumbai LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Typhoid Test Market Price of Typhoid Test
Typhidot IgM Cost in Mumbai ₹ 600 ₹ 800
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2) Widal Test

Widal is a simple blood sample based test. It can be done with two methods – slide agglutination or tube agglutination.

Interpretation:

  • Positive Test: If there is Agglutination within a minute.
  • Negative Test: No agglutination occurs.

The Widal test is positive if TO antigen titre is more than 1:160 in an active infection, or if TH antigen titre is more than 1:160 in past infection or in immunized persons. A single Widal test is of little clinical relevance due to the number of cross reacting infections, including malaria. If no other tests (either bacteriologic culture or more specific serology) are available, a fourfold increase in the titre (e.g., from 1:40 to 1:160) in the course of the infection, or a conversion from an IgM reaction to an IgG reaction of at least the same titre, would be consistent with a typhoid infection.

What is the cost of Widal Test in India ?

Widal Test Cost in Delhi

Cost of Widal Test in Delhi LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Widal Test Market Price of Widal Test
Widal (Slide Agglutination) Test Cost in Delhi ₹ 100 ₹ 400
Widal (Tube Agglutination) Test Cost in Delhi ₹ 144 ₹ 390

Widal Test Cost in Gurgaon

Cost of Widal Test in Gurgaon LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Widal Test Market Price of Widal Test
Widal (Slide Agglutination) Test Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 100 ₹ 400
Widal (Tube Agglutination) Test Cost in Gurgaon ₹160 ₹ 500

 Widal Test Cost in Noida

Cost of Widal Test in Noida LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Widal Test Market Price of Widal Test
Widal (Slide Agglutination) Test Cost in Noida ₹ 80 ₹ 300
Widal (Tube Agglutination) Test Cost in Noida ₹ 144 ₹ 390

 Widal Test Cost in Bangalore / Bengaluru

Cost of Widal Test in Bangalore LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Widal Test Market Price of Widal Test
Widal (Slide Agglutination) Test Cost in Bangalore ₹ 240 ₹ 300
Widal (Tube Agglutination) Test Cost in Bangalore ₹ 420 ₹ 600

 Widal Test Cost in Mumbai

Cost of Widal Test in Mumbai LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Widal Test Market Price of Widal Test
Widal (Slide Agglutination) Test Cost in Mumbai ₹ 130 ₹ 200
Widal (Tube Agglutination) Test Cost in Mumbai ₹ 338 ₹ 450

 Widal Test Cost in Chennai

Cost of Widal Test in Chennai LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Widal Test Market Price of Widal Test
Widal (Slide Agglutination) Test Cost in Chennai ₹ 170 ₹ 200
Widal (Tube Agglutination) Test Cost in Chennai ₹ 270 ₹ 300

 Widal Test Cost in Hyderabad

Cost of Widal Test in Hyderabad LabsAdvisor.com Min Cost of Widal Test Market Price of Widal Test
Widal (Slide Agglutination) Test Cost in Hyderabad ₹ 225 ₹ 300
Widal (Tube Agglutination) Test Cost in Hyderabad ₹ 270 ₹ 510

How Can I Book My Typhoid Test in India ?

You may call LabsAdvisor.com at 08882668822 now to book your Typhoid Test in India. You can also download our Android App ‘LabsAdvisor’ from Google Play store. If you want a call back, please fill out the form given at the start of the article.

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