Which lab tests are required for the diagnosis of typhoid fever (enteric fever)?

Updated: Aug 19, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The diagnosis of typhoid fever (enteric fever) is primarily clinical.

Importantly, the reported sensitivities of tests for S typhi vary greatly in the literature, even among the most recent articles and respected journals.


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