CDPH publishes FAQ on ordering and interpreting Zika lab tests

July 07, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health 

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Laboratory has published an FAQ designed to answer providers’ frequently asked questions about ordering and interpreting Zika laboratory tests and tests for other flaviviruses.

Because the way Zika test results are applied to clinical care is rapidly changing, CDPH published this document to clarify the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent recommendations. Additionally, the FAQ addresses the current limitations of commercial laboratory testing for Zika in California.

To read the FAQ, click here.

If you have additional questions about Zika virus testing and interpretation, contact CDPH at JeocUser43@cdph.ca.gov.

For more information on the Zika virus, see the CDPH website.

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