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CDC Laboratory Testing & Procedures


Laboratory Testing

CDC laboratories routinely conduct testing for non-polio enteroviruses and parechoviruses, including:

  • qualitative molecular testing; pan-enterovirus and pan-parechovirus
  • molecular testing, followed by sequencing to identify enterovirus and parechovirus types (formerly serotypes)
  • testing for less common picornaviruses (excluding Hepatitis A)

CDC also helps state laboratories by—

  • transferring new diagnostic technologies and providing training on how to perform these techniques,
  • helping them identify enteroviruses and parechoviruses they have not been able to type, and
  • providing guidance on how to properly collect and ship clinical specimens to CDC for confirming and typing picornaviruses.

Procedures

For protocols, contact WNix@cdc.gov.

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