This test detects the presence of IgM antibodies to S.typhi. The conventional Widal test detects antibodies to S.typhi from 2nd week of onset of symptoms. The early rising antibodies which are predominantly IgM can be detected by the Typhi Dot test. This test serves as a marker for recent infections.
Uric Acid is the end product of protein metabolism. High levels are seen with Gout, inherited metabolic disorders of purine metabolism, excessive purine dietary intake and increased cell turnover. Only 10-15% patients with hyperuricemia have Gout.
Urinary phosphorus concentration is useful to assess calcium and phosphorus balance. Thyroid and kidneys are key organs whose function influences urinary excretion. Many medical conditions affect urinary phosphorus levels
This assay is useful for the assessment and management of patients with kidney stones, particularly uric acid stones. Urinary uric acid excretion is elevated in a significant proportion of patients with uric acid stones, due to uric acid overproduction as in Leukemia and Polycythemia and after intake of food rich in nucleoproteins.
General Diagnostics's metabolomics based tests are 'deterministic' unlike the tests based on Genomics. The results can be used for proactive personalization of medication and ensuring that fateful outcomes of a poorly managed disease(s) are averted.