Last updated: Monday, 26, July, 2010
Blood culture - ensure request alerts laboratory to the possible diagnosis, as Brucella spp may take up to two weeks to grow and laboratory handling of the organism is hazardous.
Brucella antibodies - serum.
Bone marrow aspiration for culture, when there is a strong clinical suspicion and serological tests and blood cultures are negative.
FBC; urea, creatinine, electrolytes, ALT, AST, ALP; CRP to follow progress.
|Liver biopsy with bacterial culture.|