Guidance for U.S. laboratories testing for Zika virus infection
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.

Search our Collections & Repository

All these words:

For very narrow results

This exact word or phrase:

When looking for a specific result

Any of these words:

Best used for discovery & interchangable words

None of these words:

Recommended to be used in conjunction with other fields



Publication Date Range:


Document Data


Document Type:






Clear All

Query Builder

Query box

Clear All

For additional assistance using the Custom Query please check out our Help Page


Guidance for U.S. laboratories testing for Zika virus infection

Filetype[PDF-326.39 KB]

  • English

  • Details:

    • Description:
      Testing of specimens within the United States and U.S. territories to determine possible Zika virus infection should be limited to specimens collected from patients meeting CDC’s clinical and epidemiological criteria for testing1. Clinical signs and symptoms associated with Zika virus infection are discussed here: It is important to note that Zika virus infection can cause signs and symptoms similar to those seen in patients with other arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) infections, including dengue virus, a related flavivirus, and chikungunya virus, an unrelated alphavirus. It is also important to note that a positive result for one of these viruses does not preclude infection with the others. Co-infection with Zika virus and dengue or chikungunya viruses is rare, but possible.

      Current general information and guidance for the U.S. Zika response is available on CDC’s Zika website at Information specific to laboratories is available at

      Current information and guidance specific to Zika virus in Puerto Rico can be found at the Puerto Rico Department of Health website:


    • Main Document Checksum:
    • File Type:

    Supporting Files

    • No Additional Files

    More +

    Related Documents

    You May Also Like

    Checkout today's featured content at