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Table 3 Laboratory diagnosis among patients with RT-PCR confirmation and virus isolation in the hospital-based fever surveillance established in Medellin, Colombia in 2012–2014

From: Epidemiology and genetic diversity of circulating dengue viruses in Medellin, Colombia: a fever surveillance study

Characteristics Samples processed by PCR Samples by virus isolation No. samples by PCR and/or virus isolation
2012 2013
RT-PCR No. processed 173 35 23 135
Confirmed
 Negative 158 (91.33) 18 21 123
 Positive 15 (8.67) 17* 2 14
 Serotype 1 1 (6.67) 1 (5.88) 0 1
 Serotype 3 6 (40.0) 9 (52.94) 2 6
 Serotype 4 8 (53.33) 7 (41.18) 0 7
  1. *one positive case of DENV 3 found in January 2014