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DENGUE VIRUS ISOLATION

Synonym(s):

​Dengue Isolation, Dengue Culture     

Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​3 – 5 mL plain blood or 6 mL unclotted blood in EDTA tube within 1 week of illness.

Where clinically indicated, 1 – 2 mL CSF in sterile bottle.

(See also Virology Section, General Guidelines for Virus Isolation & Collection Methods for Virus Isolation by Sample Type)

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze.

Transport samples on ice pack to laboratory.

Method

​Tissue culture

Test Results

​Reported as Positive or Negative

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Positive report : 8 days
Negative report : 7 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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