Evaluation of Hantavirus begins with a history and physical examination.
Physical findings in someone with a Hantavirus infection may include:
The diagnosis of Hantavirus must be confirmed by testing.
Tests that may be used to make the diagnosis of a Hantavirus infection include:
- PCR studies to detect Hantavirus DNA.
- Serologic studies for anti-Hantavirus IgM antibodies
- Immunohistochemistry tests
Additional tests that may be used to evaluate a Hantavirus infection include:
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