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Patient Preparation: No special preparation is required
To get tested for typhoid and paratyphoid fever.
Your doctor would recommend this test for you if you show signs of flu like symptoms:
The Widal test is one method that may be used to help make a presumptive diagnosis of enteric fever, also known as typhoid fever. It is still in use in many developing countries where enteric fever is endemic and limited resources require the use of rapid, affordable testing alternatives
A positive Widal Blood Test may indicate:
Infection with S. enterica
Vaccination against S. enterica
Enteric fever, or typhoid fever, if the associated symptoms are present
Sample: Serum (2 mL)
Methodology: Tube Agglutination / Slide Agglutination