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Specimen Types, Diagnostic Methods and Turnaround Times

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Disease/Aetiologic Agent Comment Specimen Methods Turnaround Time (Days)
Viral Encephalitis/ Meningitis Performed at CARPHA for countries without testing capability 1-2 mL acute CSF|Nasopharyngeal swab in viral transport media|Stool (unpreserved) PCR (Enterovirus, HSV1 and HSV 2) 7
Viral Hepatitis A, E Performed at CARPHA for outbreak investigation Single serum IgM ELISA 7
Viral Hepatitis B Performed at CARPHA for countries without testing capability Single serum ELISA (surface antigen HBsAg) 7