Specimen types & characterization: fever

Specimen types & characterization: fever


Sample type Characterization* Volume Origin
Plasma EDTA Bacterial infection with/without malaria co-infection


Non-bacterial infection with/without malaria co-infection

0.2 mL Africa
Plasma heparin 0.1 mL Africa
Serum 0.2 mL Africa
Urine 1 mL Africa
Whole blood EDTA 0.5 mL Africa
Whole blood PAXgene tubes 1 mL Africa

*Two-step characterization process includes extensive laboratory testing:

  1. Each study subject is classified by an electronic algorithm based on microbiological test results according to predefined criteria
  2. A panel of three experts review all remaining study subjects based on patient history, clinical and microbiological data for each patient.


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