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Weil Felix Test

Also Known as: Felix Test, ox19 test, Weil Felix Blood Test
Proteus Antigen OX 19
Proteus Antigen OX 2
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Description - The Weil-Felix is a diagnostic test done to confirm Rickettsial infection. The Weil-Felix test basically detects typhus and specific rickettsial infections. Rickettsial is a diverse collection of intracellular bacteria found in ticks, fleas, and lice that may cause several different diseases in human beings. Overview of the Weil-Felix test Diagnosis of Rickettsia is done with the help of an ....Read More

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

The Weil Felix test is a diagnostic tool used to detect antibodies in the blood that are specific to certain Rickettsia bacteria.

Weil-Felix test is a serological diagnostic test for rickettsial infections. It is used to detect the presence of antibodies in the blood that are specific to certain rickettsiae, bacteria that cause diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and typhus.

The Weil Felix Test is typically performed on patients who have signs and symptoms suggestive of a rickettsial infection. These signs and symptoms can include fever, headache, rash, and muscle pain. The test may also be performed on patients who have been exposed to arthropods.

The normal range for the Weil Felix test is a titer of 1:80 or less. This means that if you have a titer of 1:80 or less, you do not have antibodies to the rickettsial agent and are considered negative for the disease.

Normal Range For Parameter Normal Ranges
Weil Felix Test Normal Range Proteus Antigen OX 19 <1:80
Proteus Antigen OX 2 <1:80
Proteus Antigen OX K <1:80

Yes, the Weil-Felix test is considered safe. There are no known risks associated with this test.

Before having this test, tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a Weil Felix test or any other blood tests. Also let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

You may need to stop taking certain medications before the test, such as aspirin or other blood thinners. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for the test.

Fasting is not required for this test.

Yes, home sample collection is available for the Weil Felix test.

Queries about this test

#1 Weil Felix test in hindi

Ans: वील फेलिक्स टेस्ट एक डायग्नोस्टिक टूल है जिसका उपयोग कुछ जीवाणु संक्रमणों की पहचान करने के लिए किया जाता है, विशेष रूप से जीनस प्रोटियस के ग्राम-नकारात्मक बैक्टीरिया के कारण होता है। यह टेस्ट रोगी के ब्लड में एंटीबॉडी का पता लगाकर काम करता है जो इन जीवाणुओं पर पाए जाने वाले विशिष्ट एंटीजन से जुड़ते हैं।

#2 Weil Felix test procedure

Ans: To perform the Weil Felix test, Max Lab healthcare professionals first collect a blood sample from the patient. This can be done using a needle and syringe or by pricking the patient's finger to obtain a small amount of blood.

#3 Weil Felix test means

Ans: The Weil Felix Test is a diagnostic tool used to identify certain bacterial infections, specifically those caused by the Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Proteus. This test works by detecting antibodies in the patient's blood that bind to specific antigens found on these bacteria.

#4 Weil Felix test normal range

Ans: A titer level of 1:80 or above for Proteus OX-19 indicates an active infection with Rickettsia typhi which causes murine typhus. A positive result means that one has been exposed to this bacteria at some point in their life or currently have an ongoing infection.

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