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New test at NIV to detect dengue, chikungunya within 5 days of fever
Sep 15, 2016
The National Institute of Virology (NIV) has recently set up a new molecular test that can detect dengue and chikungunya within five days of onset of fever. While there is already a World Health Organization (WHO) approved test kit that is the backbone of accurate dengue specific immunoglobulin M -IgM testing and has been given to various agencies, the new molecular test can detect any of the four serotypes of dengue as well as chikungunya...
Pune: New test at NIV to detect dengue, chikungunya within five days of fever
During the first seven days of these illnesses like dengue and chikungunya, viral RNA can often be identified in serum and real-time polymerase chain reaction is the preferred test.
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