Dengue is a fever that is caused by the virus named dengue. It is a tropical mosquito-borne disease. The symptoms of the problem are not observed in the first few days. It takes at least three days to fourteen days to appear as a disease. There are several problems associated with this disease like high fever, vomiting, joint pains, headache, muscle pain, skin rash, etc. You can find dengue-related scientific explanations and the price of the test.
The test itself
Generally, the test is known as the dengue test within the common people. Though, the test is scientifically known as the Nucleic acid amplification test or NAAT test.
Step of the disease
The first symptom of dengue is acute fever. Though in a few cases, the fever might not be present but it is not likely to happen mostly. In medical terms, there are three main phases of this disease. These stages are, febrile, critical, and convalescent. The disease takes a few days to show its symptoms while the disease itself is not that harmful. It is a viral fever and is supposed to be solved within a week.
The critical part is when any individual body is affected by the disease, the immune system becomes vulnerable and the body becomes susceptible to some other diseases. You have to take adequate steps and seek emergency medical healthcare if the fever goes 103 degrees of Fahrenheit or higher.
Problems associated with different stages of the disease
The three main phases of the disease have some different sets of health problems associated. They are listed below for your convenience,
Febrile phase (first 2-7 days)
- Sudden fever
- Bleeding from mouth and nose
Critical phase (24 hours to 48 hours)
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Pleural effusion
Recovery phase (up to one week)
- Altered consciousness
- Lower heart rates
Preparation for the test
It is required that the patient should not be on fasting on the day of the test. If the patient is taking some medication from before wards, it is advisable for the patient to let the doctor know about the previous prescription.
A blood sample is taken to go for the test. This blood sample is collected mainly from the veins of the arm. Instead of a needle price, there is no other pain associated with the test.
If someone is suffering from the disease or the test result has come positive, it is necessary to avoid contact with the disease-infected person. Their accessories and utensils should be separated from other healthy persons and should maintain distance from other people.
Other associated tests
If a patient is having dengue, only the dengue test is not enough in most of the cases. There are some allied tests that are associated with this disease. The related tests which might come when the NAAT (dengue) test is positive are, CBC, typhoid test, and peripheral smear for malarial parasite.
Dengue test price in Bangladesh
The Dengue test price has been fixed at 500 taka in Bangladesh. Though it has been previously one thousand taka per test but the government has downsized the price to half for convenience to the vast number of people of Bangladesh.