Dengue is a tropical disease caused by the mosquito-borne dengue virus (DENV), a single-stranded RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family.
The virus spreads between people through bites of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquito species.
About half of the world’s population lives in Dengue’s risk areas (tropical and subtropical climates) and Dengue is considered a primary illness in those areas.
Dengue infection elicits an immune response in the human body, including the emergence of IgM and IgG antibod- ies against the virus that can be detected in the blood. Primary infection of Dengue is characterized by elevated levels of IgM antibodies, while high levels of IgG antibodies accompany the secondary infection.
Turklab’s Dengue IgG/IgM Test is a rapid chromatograph- ic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of antibodies (IgG and IgM) generated against Dengue virus in human whole blood/serum/plasma as an aid in the diagnosis of primary and secondary Dengue infections.
• Detects both IgG and IgM isotypes (types).
• A wide range of samples can be used, including plasma, serum, capillary blood, or venous blood.
• A small sample volume (5-10 ul) is needed.
• Sensitivity: 95,8%
• Specificity :99,9%