Dengue NS1 Antigen
- Dengue NS1 antigen test, detect the non-structural protein NS1 of dengue virus. This protein is secreted into the blood during dengue infection.
- NS1 is detectable during the acute phase of dengue virus infections. A positive NS1 test result is indicative of a dengue infection but does not provide serotype information. Combined testing with an NS1 and IgM antibody test usually provide a diagnostic result during the first 1-7 days of illness.