Diagnostic Tests for SARS


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Diagnostic Test list for SARS: The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of SARS includes:

  • No official specific SARS tests available yet
  • Various SARS tests under development
  • Chest imaging - for identifying pneumonia and related findings
  • Chest x-rays
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Blood cultures
  • Sputum Gram's stain and culture
  • Influenza A tests
  • Influenza B tests
  • Respiratory syncytial virus tests
  • Complete blood count
  • White blood cell count
  • Absolute lymphocyte count
  • Creatine phosphokinase levels
  • Hepatic transaminase levels

Last revision: April 4, 2003

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