CDC Laboratory Testing & Procedures
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.
For protocols, contact PicornaLab@cdc.gov.
Page last reviewed: November 14, 2018