Medical Sciences


Typhoid Test Kit


Medical Sciences

Focus Area:

Typhoid Detection

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Therefore the need of an hour is to develop a fast, rapid and sensitive immunoassay to detect the Salmonella. By considering all these point our technology focuses on the invention of hand-held opticall system by employing three highly selective biomarkers CdtB, Vi and PagC specific to S. Typhi for the detection of typhoidalsalmenollosis. The test would be more specific and accurate by providing serological detection of antibodies (IgG/IgM ) against these three biomarkers in typhoid infected patients. Thus the current technology can be useto provide a rapid, sensitive and reliable immunoassay platform for detection of typhoid fever.

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (IMT), Chandigarh

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Typhoid is a life threatening infection caused by the Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi and currently emerging as a major public health problem in developing countries. Diagnosis of Salmonella Typhi is quite challenging because the symptoms of typhoid fever overlap with a wide range of other diseases. The conventional methods which include the blood culture and antibody based detection are considered as a gold standard for the diagnostic of typhoid fever. These methods often give rise to false negative results because of the prior intake of antibiotics and hence underestimates the actual occurrence of disease.

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