We currently have a single step rapid blood test that is able to detect Dengue at all stages of infection.
The SD Bioline Dengue DUO (NS1 Ag and IgG/IgM WB) test is a test that is designed to detect both the NS1 viral particles and IgM/ IgG antibodies in order to confirm the diagnosis of Dengue Fever.
How is the test conducted?
The test is conducted in the clinic, a small finger prick is made and blood is extracted using a small glass capillary tube.
The blood is then placed into the sample well of the test kit, a test buffer is added and the results take 15 – 20 minutes.
The rapid blood test kit has a specificity of 96 – 98% for detecting NS1 and IgM/ IgG.