What is the role of viral culture in the workup of measles?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Throat swabs and nasal swabs can be sent on viral transport medium or a viral culturette swab to isolate the measles virus. Urine specimens can be sent in a sterile container for viral culture.

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