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Specimen Types, Diagnostic Methods and Turnaround Times

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Disease/Aetiologic Agent Comment Specimen Methods Turnaround Time (Days)
Malaria (indigenous and imported) - Laboratory testing: in-country
- CARPHA: to be contacted for discussion if necessary
Thick and thin slides Microscopy 2
Meningitis infection (due to Neisseria meningitidis); Meningitis/Pneumonia (due to Streptococcus pneumoniae); Meningitis/Pneumonia (due to Haemophilus influenzae) - Performed at CARPHA for countries without testing capability
- Isolates to be submitted to CARPHA for further characterization.
Isolate in BHI with glycerol or on chocolate agar Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) testing|Culture|Serotyping 7 - 14