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ABSTRACT A prospective study of 989 patients with acute febrile illness was performed in northeast Thailand to define the yield of Leptospira from four different types of blood sample. Based on a comparison of the yields from whole blood, surface plasma, deposit from spun plasma, and clotted blood samples from 80 patients with culture-proven leptospirosis, we suggest a sampling strategy in which culture is performed using whole blood and deposit from spun plasma.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/jcm.02430-06

Type

Journal

Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Publisher

American Society for Microbiology

Publication Date

04/2007

Volume

45

Pages

1363 - 1365