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Specimen Types, Diagnostic Methods and Turnaround Times

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Disease/Aetiologic Agent Comment Specimen Methods Turnaround Time (Days)
Influenza and other Respiratory syncytial, Parainfluenza 1 - 4, Metapneumovirus, Adenovirus, Rhinovirus Performed at CARPHA for countries without testing capability Aspirate or washes|Broncheoalveolar lavage|Nasopharyngeal swab|Oropharyngeal swab|Serum|Tracheal aspirates (collected within 1 -7 days of onset) IgM ELISA|PCR|Virus isolation 7-28