Limitations of rapid diagnostic testing in the work-up of dengue infection – a case report

Shaun S. Tan 1 , Sharon Saw 1 , Gabriel Yan 1 , Ai Teng Chong 1 , Zhixin Yang 1 , Ai Ping Tan 1 , Anantharaman Vathsala 2 , 3 , and Sunil K. Sethi 1
  • 1 Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
  • 2 National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
  • 3 Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Shaun S. Tan
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, Anantharaman Vathsala
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