Which tests are primarily used in research labs to diagnose Shigella infection?

Updated: Apr 03, 2018
  • Author: Jaya Sureshbabu, MBBS, MRCPCH(UK), MRCPI(Paeds), MRCPS(Glasg), DCH(Glasg); Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Additional diagnostic tools, such as gene probes and PCR analysis of stool for specific genes such as ipaH, virF, or virA can detect cases not diagnosed by culture but are usually available in research laboratories. [17]


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