Colombo (LNW): The prices of laboratory tests for dengue, including dengue antigen testing and full blood count have risen, days after the health authorities warned of the emergence of a potential dengue epidemic in Sri Lanka.
Local news aggregators claim that the price of a dengue antigen test has soared up to about Rs. 1,200, and the price of a full blood count test, Rs. 400.
The situation may end up in people being reluctant to go for blood tests amidst the growing dengue crisis in the country, health officials warned.