Dengue Isolation, Dengue Culture
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)
Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze. Transport samples on ice pack to laboratory.
Reported as Positive or Negative
Positive report : 8 days Negative report : 7 days
Monday – Saturday