Chikungunya Virus Culture
6 mL EDTA blood or 3-5 mL plain blood during the first week of illness. (See also Virology Section, General Guidelines for Virus Isolation & Collection Methods for Virus Isolation by Sample Type)
Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send samples on ice pack to laboratory.
Reported as Positive or Negative
5 - 6 days
Monday - Saturday