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Specimen Types, Diagnostic Methods and Turnaround Times

Lab Test Directory » D
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Disease/Aetiologic Agent Comment Specimen Methods Turnaround Time (Days)
Dengue Fever; Dengue haemorrhagic fever; Dengue shock syndrome Performed at CARPHA for countries without testing capability Acute serum (collected 1-4 days from onset)|Convalescent serum (collected 7-15 days from onset) IgM ELISA|PCR 7
Diphtheria Performed at CARPHA for countries without testing capability Throat swab Biochemical tests and gram staining|Culture 14