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Widal Test

Related tests: Blood culture, Stool culture, Urine culture, Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

Why should I do it?
Used to help make a presumptive diagnosis of enteric fever, also known as typhoid fever.

When should I do it?
If you have symptoms of a typhoid fever. It is associated with symptoms that include high fever, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and a rash known as "rose Spots."

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample could be taken from a vein in your arm. Testing for enteric fever usually involves a blood culture to detect the bacteria during the first week of fever. A Stool, urine or bone marrow culture may also be performed.

Test Preparation Needed?
None